Arkansas woman poses as sheriff's deputy, springs boyfriend from jail
KFSM / Washington County
Andrew Lowe, Maxine Feldstein

By Brandon Howard, KFSM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- (KFSM) -- Maxine Feldstein, 30, was arrested Friday for forgery, accomplice to third-degree escape and criminal impersonation.

Feldstein’s boyfriend, Andrew Lowe, was being held July 27 at the Washington County Detention Center with a hold for criminal impersonation out of Ventura, Calif. Feldstein called jail staff and identified herself as a deputy with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. She also provided a forged VCSO document releasing the agency’s hold on Lowe.

Two days later, jail staff got a call from a real Ventura deputy who was on the way to pick up Lowe.

After reviewing jail video of a visit, deputies discovered Lowe told Feldstein to pose as a Ventura deputy, telling her she should tell Washington County that Ventura was “having issues with overcrowding and all low-priory extraditions have been suspended."

Lowe was also arrested Friday and faces a felony charge of second-degree escape.

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