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Wanna-be plus-size lingerie model indicted on suspicion of bail bond fraud

By Ray Stern

She's big, she's beautiful and--according to Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard--she's naughty, too.

Goddard is accusing Nicole Galbraith, 24, of ripping off the clients of her East Valley bail bond company.

Galbraith, a young entrepreneur from Mesa, is the owner of Quick Bail Bonds. While inmates rotted in jail, Galbraith took thousands of dollars in bail money from their friends and family and spent it on personal items, Goddard's office says. She's being charged with numerous counts of fraud and theft, and faces up to 93 years in prison.

The state yanked Galbraith's bail bond agent's license in March, and whether this Gilbert tease can fall back on her budding modeling career--well, you be the judge. Galbraith maintains a post and pictures on a modeling Web site, in which she announces her dreams to make a name for herself as a plus-size model.

"I want to help open the door to the world of the big but beautiful women of the world," she writes.

If Goddard is right, Galbraith should have been more worried about opening the jailhouse doors for inmates whose families had paid bail.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.