Madison Resident Faces Charge for Felony False Pretense
JACKSON— Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that a Madison man has been arrested for one count of false pretense.
Samuel L. James, 48, was arrested Wednesday. He was booked into the Madison County Jail with a bond set at $5,000 and a trial date set for June 5, 2017.
James was indicted for false pretense by a Madison County grand jury on Nov. 10. James is accused of unlawfully obtaining more than $500 from a Hinds County resident. James, an insurance agent, allegedly accepted premiums for homeowners’ insurance from the Hinds County resident but did not use the money he received for the insurance.
The maximum sentence for false pretense is 10 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. As with all cases, a charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.