H.S. Student Charged With Identity Theft For Setting Up Phony Twitter Account In Name Of Schools Boss
A high school student is facing an identity theft charge for allegedly opening a Twitter account in the name of the director of a Tennessee county’s public school system, cops report.
The Twitter account bearing the name and photo of Dr. Jubal Yennie, director of the Sullivan County school district, was opened by Ira Trey Quesenberry III, an 18-year-old student at Sullivan Central High School.
The bogus account, which has been deleted, was apparently an attempt at humor by Quesenberry, who is pictured in the above mug shot. The tweets sent in Yennie’s name were embarrassing and clearly not appropriate for a school administrator, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
Yennie contacted sheriff’s deputies last Friday to report the phony Twitter account. After investigators linked Quesenberry to the account, the teen reportedly confessed to opening it. Quesenberry was booked today by sheriff’s deputies, and is due to appear tomorrow in General Sessions court.
In his own Twitter account (@treyq), Quesenberry posted negative comments about Yennie last Thursday, apparently after the school district opted to keep schools open in the face of severe weather. “Jubal…you’re a cock,” he wrote in one tweet, adding later, “There's a special place in hell for you right now Yennie... Fix yoself.”
In a subsequent tweet, Quesenberry wondered why he was getting “asked by everyone and their mom” if he was behind the Yennie account. “Why does everyone think it's me??” he wrote. Quesenberry’s Twitter account describes him as “A man of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by his mystery.”