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North MS man arrested for shoplifting then tries to pay bond with counterfeit money

A north Mississippi man was arrested earlier this month on a shoplifting offense. His problems were only compounded when he tried to pay his bound amount with counterfeit money, earning him another arrest and charge.

From the Lee County Sheriff:

On November 17, 2018, Tupelo Police Department arrested Jacob Shane Coleman for shoplifting and transported him (to) the Lee County Adult Detention Center.

Jacob Shane Coleman attempted to post a bond using counterfeit $100 bills. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department Detention Staff discovered the counterfeit money when Coleman passed it in an attempt to pay for his bond.

Jacob Shane Coleman was charged with false pretense and this case will be presented to a Lee County Grand Jury in January 2019.

Coleman has a previous criminal history of Burglary of Commercial Building and was out on probation when this act occurred.

Jacob Shane Coleman
New Albany, MS
25 years of age
Charged: False Pretense

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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