Meghan Monster Hawkins from Jailbirds arrested in Elk Grove – KRON4

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Star of Netflixs Jailbirds arrested in Elk Grove

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A woman who appeared in “Jailbirds,” a Netflix documentary show about penitentiary life in California, is in custody again following accusations that she attempted to open a bank account using someone elses identification.

Authorities said Hawkins was found not far from the bank and detained. Officers then searched her vehicle and discovered several credit cards in different people’s names. A search of her property also showed she was in possession of a controlled substance.

Elk Grove Police say the woman, identified as Megan “Monster” Hawkins, entered a bank branch in Elk Grove and attempted to open a checking and savings account under someone elses name. Hawkins was thwarted when someone at the bank recognized her as a former inmate on “Jailbirds.”

The teller told dispatch that she became suspicious of the woman and called police. A witness said they recognized the suspect as Hawkins from “Jailbirds,” a show that focuses on incarcerated women inside the Sacramento County Jail.

A bank employee called police to report the suspicious behavior, but Hawkins had already fled by the time police arrived. She did, however, leave the car in which she arrived. Inside, officers said they discovered credit cards that did not belong to Hawkins, and also found that the car itself had been reported stolen.

According to a post on the Elk Grove Police Department Facebook page, “On Friday, officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious circumstance at a bank in the 9100 block of Bruceville Road. The bank told our call taker that a female was inside the bank trying to open a checking and savings account with an identification card, not in her name. The bank became suspicious and called us after a witness recognized the female as Megan ‘Monster’ Hawkins from the Netflix show Jailbirds<” the police wrote.

Police also stated that a “search of Hawkinss property led to the discovery of a controlled substance.”

In the show, which some have said romanticized the life of incarcerated women, appears a slick production, but the lives being led could hardly be called endearing. In a number of segments, Hawkins is featured where in one case she refuses to tell on her cellie who had made jail juice, a fermented pilfered fruit concoction that is both a potent alcoholic drink and contraband. She appears as both fearsome and loyal.

Hawkins was arrested a short distance away and was booked into the Sacramento County Jail — where “Jailbirds” was shot. She has since been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful use of personal identifying information and violation of probation.

ELK GROVE (CBS SF/CBS13) — Megan “Monster” Hawkins, one of the stars of the hit Netflix show “Jailbirds,” was arrested in Elk Grove on Friday. Police said Hawkins was caught attempting to open a checking and savings account at Safe Credit Union using another person’s ID.

Hawkins is unfortunately not the only “Jailbirds” personality whos been in headlines recently. As KOVR reports, Rebecca “Baby Girl” Temme was recently found guilty of a first-degree murder charge stemming from a shooting at a Sacramento-area motel in 2017. Temme and a man, James Martin Baca, are scheduled for sentencing on June 23.

“Jailbirds,” which premiered its six-episode miniseries on Netflix earlier this month, features the women of the Sacramento County Jail as they “fight the power and one another as they try to make the best of life — and love — on the inside.”

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At the time, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones told KTXL that the show gives viewers the insight into the jails daily occurrences.

Hawkins says everything is different now that ‘Jailbirds’ has been released. Even though her life looks very similar again to the way it did before she was a Netflix star, she said she doesn’t regret being on the show.

“You always think about men being in prisons, in jails,” Jones said, “but about 10% of our population, as any population of inmates, is female.”


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