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Woman arrested after she sends fake fax to jail ordering release of boyfriend

A Tupelo woman is in hot water after she sent a fake fax ordering the release of her boyfriend to the Lee County jail.

From the LCSD;

Lee County Sheriff Department Criminal Investigation Division Press Release

On January 11′ 2022 the Lee County Adult Jail received a fax ordering the release of an inmate from the jail. The document was a sentencing order from Lee County Justice Court.

The staff of the jail recognized irregularities with the order and contacted Lee County Justice Court to inquire about the validity of it. Lee County Justice Court advised they had not sent any sentencing orders to the jail.

Lee County Justice Court then contacted Lee County Sheriff’s Department CID and advised them of the situation.

Lee County CID immediately began investigating and discovered the fax number used to send the document belonged to Lee County Circuit Court. The investigation revealed that the fax number had been “spoofed” and no such fax had been sent from Lee County Circuit Court.

Lee County CID was able to identify Stephanie House as the suspect in this case and an arrest warrant was issued for her. Stephanie House is the girlfriend of an inmate the document was ordering to be released from the jail.

Stephanie House has been charged with Uttering a Forgery and is currently in the Lee County Adult Jail.

Bond will be set later today.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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