A Holly Springs woman has been indicted by a DeSoto County Grand Jury for false pretense, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.
Sweetie B. Wooten, age 38, of 1710 Marianna Road, Holly Springs, was indicted November 19 and is accused of intending to cheat or defraud the victim by telling him that she could get him out of a criminal charge if he paid her $10,000.
Wooten was arrested in August by investigators with the Public Integrity Division of the Attorney General’s Office. She was taken to the DeSoto County jail and released on a $5,000 bond.
She remains free on that bond until her court date, which has not yet been set.
“The penalty for false pretense in this state is up to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and a fine of up to $10,000,” said Attorney General Jim Hood.
As with all cases, the charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Attorney General Press Release