A Riviera Beach woman is facing two counts of perjury after she allegedly lied about where she acquired funds meant to bond her boyfriend out of jail, according to an arrest report.
Kenesha Lashon Monroe, 29, was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Tuesday after posting a $6,000 bond. She faces charges of perjury by false written declaration and perjury by making false statements.
Devonte Marquis Jones, Monroe’s boyfriend, was arrested May 19 on heroin charges. On May 26, Monroe appeared in court and signed an affidavit stating she earned the $1,000 she was using for Jones’ bail at her job at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. The affidavit affirmed that the money Monroe was posting had no connection to Jones or illegal activities.
On June 9, Monroe again appeared in court and told a judge that the $1,000 was derived from the $805 she earns weekly. Monroe testified that the $1,000 was being withdrawn from her bank account and that no one else was involved in providing the funds.
An assistant state attorney then played recorded telephone calls in court between Monroe and Jones, who called the woman from jail.
In the calls recorded May 21, Jones and Monroe make arrangements to borrow money from a man named “Doug” specifically to pay for Jones’ $5,000 bail.
An investigation also showed that Monroe made $211 weekly at her job in food services at Palm Beach Kennel Club and not $805 as she stated.
Jones, 24, has yet to bond out of jail following his arrest in May and remains in custody on $5,000 bail. He faces two counts of selling heroin.