The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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January 9, 2014

Woman indicted for identify theft; DA issues warning



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If Jones is found guilty of the crime, her possible punishment is increased to a second degree felony because of prior criminal convictions. The indictment alleges an extensive criminal history including cases from Dallas County for felony theft, robbery and possession of a controlled substance.

Third District Judge Mark Calhoon has set a bond of $250,000. Jones is currently incarcerated in the Dallas County Jail.

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