Woman Gets 15 Years in Prison for Posing as Deputy to Get Boyfriend Freed From Jail
According to the New York Daily News, an Arkansas woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for allegedly posing as a sheriff’s deputy to trick authorities into releasing her boyfriend from jail.
Maxine Feldstein, 30, reportedly pleaded guilty earlier this week to forgery, being an accomplice to escape and criminal impersonation in the second degree after helping her boyfriend escape the Washington County Detention Center in July of last year.
Officials with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office claimed to have received a call from a woman who identified herself as Deputy Kershaw of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and said she faxed over paperwork detailing the release of Nicholas Lowe who at the time was in the custody of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for felony theft.
Then, two days later, an actual deputy from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Sheriff’s Office and was told what happened.
Warrants were issued for the arrests of Loew and Feldstein on Aug. 1 and they were arrested a little over two weeks later on Aug. 17. Lowe pleaded guilty in February to third-degree escape and was sentenced to a year in prison. Feldstein was sentenced to 30 years in the state Department of Correction, but suspended half the sentence.