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Alleged Jailbreaker Poses as Private Investigator
By PI Magazine (Tamara Thompson and Rosemarie Mesis)
Here’s another example of a dumb criminal with a twist. It appears that two Mississippi men thought they could actually help free their buddy in a Wilkinson County jail using forged court documents with one of the men posing as a private investigator.
Now, the men are facing felony charges after their plan failed. It is alleged in a news report that Demario Walker, 23, of Prentiss told prison personnel Dec. 27 that he was a private investigator and offered a business card as proof. When officials at the prison run by Corrections Corp. of America asked for photo identification, Walker said he had lost it.
Correction officials were also alert to the fact that the two men were driving a 2004 Kia to supposedly transport the prisoner to another facility.
So, now we have to worry about criminals posing as PIs. It seems that everyone wants to become a private investigator. Who’ll be next?
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