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October 7, 2004

Thomasville - In 2002, Gary Cooper, a Thomas County bail bondsman, posted bonds of $180,000 each in Thomas County for two Chinese men charged with theft by deception and credit card fraud. The two men fled, and the court ordered Cooper to pay the $360,000 bonds.

Cooper said the bonds were excessive, but on Wednesday, he settled the matter with a $200,000 check. He says, "I'm not perfectly happy because I had to spend $200,000, but at the same time that's the risk you take at being a bail bondsman and therefore, I believe it's the right thing to do."

Cooper is not currently a bail bondsman, because he is running for House Seat 173, which represents Thomas and Grady counties against Republican Mike Keown.

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