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Man accused of trying to post bail using counterfeit money

November 19, 2018

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi man is accused of trying to post bail using counterfeit money.

Local news outlets report 25-year-old Jacob Shane Coleman of New Albany was arrested Saturday for shoplifting in Tupelo.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says Coleman tried to post his bail on the misdemeanor charge using a stack of 11 $100 bills. Johnson says the jailers checked the money, determined it was fake, and charged Coleman with false pretense, a felony.

Coleman remains jailed on Monday. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer to speak for him.

The sheriff says the case will be presented to Lee County’s next grand jury for possible indictment in January.

Coleman has a prior arrest for burglary of a commercial building and was on probation at the time of his arrest.

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