Hint: Justin A. Colbert, 23, of Nebraska allegedly thought that he had a simple way to get a friend out of jail, but forgot that fax machines leave transmission information.
Colbert has pleaded not guilty to a charge of public records violations. He is accused of faxing a fake court memo to a jail to secure the release a friend. The fax was meant to look like an official notice from the Lancaster County Court staff that a bond payment of $25,000 had been paid pursuant to a weapons charge. However the courts were closed on Saturday, which appears to have raised suspicions. Then there was the fact that it was sent from a web service and using an email that did not belong to the county.
The email used on the fax belonged to Colbert, who had served time with the prisoner.
What is interesting is that this is just a misdemeanor offense. Colbert was already in jail on a different charge.