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An Arkansas woman who posed as a California sheriff’s deputy to break up with her boyfriend out of jail has been sentenced.
Maxine Feldstein, 30, pleaded guilty on Monday to several charges, including criminal impersonation, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but half of her sentence was suspended by the judge, KFSM-TV reported.
Maxine Feldstein, 30, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for impersonating a sheriff’s deputy to bust her boyfriend, Nicholas Lowe, out of the prison.
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In July, Feldstein himself as the deputy “L. Kershaw,” with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Jail, and forged documents to deceive those at the prison in the freeing of her boyfriend.
FLASHBACK: ARKANSAS WOMAN POSED AS A CALIFORNIA DEPUTY TO HELP BOYFRIEND ESCAPE FROM PRISON, POLICE SAY
Friend Nicholas Lowe reportedly told Feinstein to pose as a deputy of the sheriff’s office, the station reported, citing court documents. Lowe told his girlfriend that she should tell the prison staff that the sheriff’s office “problems with overpopulation and all low priority extraditions have been suspended.”
Two days later, a real Ventura County sheriff’s deputy called the prison to let them know that he was on his way to pick up Lowe, who, as prison officials realized what happened.
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The couple was arrested in Fayetteville about a month after the incident.
In court earlier this week, Feldstein also pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal impersonation, forgery and third-degree escape. In February, Lowe pleaded guilty to third-degree escape and was given a year in prison, with credit for time served, and will be suspended for five years after he was released.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.