DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – Authorities in Berks County have opened an investigation after a bail bondsman allegedly tried to pass off a counterfeit bail bond in Bucks County. Dean Gurney, 47, of Richmond Township, was arrested Friday by Bensalem Township police. Gurney, a licensed agent with Ace Bail Bonds in downtown Reading, was charged with forgery, access device fraud/counterfeit, bad checks and securing execution of documents by deception. Authorities said Gurney’s actions almost put an accused drug dealer back on the streets when he tried to pass off a counterfeit bail bond at Bucks County District Court on Friday. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Gurney tried to post bail for an incarcerated suspected drug dealer, but the bond for $500,000 was counterfeit. “After this incident in Bucks County, I think it behooves us to check and to double-check there wasn’t fraudulent activity going on in our county,” said Berks County District Attorney John Adams. Adams said he contacted the Bucks County district attorney, and his office has launched its own investigation. He said Gurney has written a lot of bail in Berks County, so he wants to scrutinize and make sure the bonds issued were not fraudulent. “We’re going to do our due diligence and we’re going to check and double-check the bails that have been written by Mr. Gurney. If we find probable cause to believe this activity took place in our county also, then we will file the appropriate charges,” said Adams, who added he has no reason to believe fraudulent bonds were passed in Berks but he wants to be proactive. Gurney is in the Bucks County Prison on $1 million bail. 69 News reached out to Ace Bail Bonds. It had no comment and referred us to Gurney’s attorney. He did not return our calls.