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Fake Faxes Fools Fuzz

By Paperstone on April 6, 2011 in Office Machines & Supplies

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A man who twice escaped from custody by having his wife fax fake release orders has been arrested by Spanish police. Fifty-seven-year-old Jose Carlos Serna was found in a hollowed-out sofa in his San Lorenzo del Escorial home.

In December, while he was awaiting trial in a cell at Arganda del Rey courthouse, officers there received a fax purportedly from a regional court ordering his release. Subsequent telephone calls confirmed the release order and Serna was freed and put in a taxi.

The fax and the phone calls were in fact made by his wife.

Serna apparently used the same trick to escape from Valdemoro jail last October.


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