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Sheriff: Man uses counterfeit money in attempt to bond out of jail

Jacob Shane Coleman | Photo: Lee County Jail

As a result, Coleman was charged with false pretense.

Posted: Nov. 19, 2018 12:42 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A New Albany man is accused of trying to bond out of jail by using counterfeit money.

Jacob Shane Coleman, 25, was taken to the Lee County jail this past weekend after Tupelo police arrested him for shoplifting.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says Coleman tried to post a bond using counterfeit $100 bills.

As a result, Coleman was charged with false pretense.

Johnson says Coleman has a previous criminal history of burglary and was out on probation when this incident occurred.

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