Short Bytes: A woman from California was jailed for a year for using a fake Facebook account to impersonate her boyfriend and frame him. After a fallout, using the fake account, she falsely accused her boyfriend of stalking, kidnapping and beating her. However, during the investigation, her IP address revealed that she was making false threats.Facebook is a whole world of its own and this world just keeps on getting weirder with each passing day. In the past, people have ruined their careers due to some careless post, they’ve even been to jail for posting reckless selfies.
In a recent development of similar sort, a 25-year-old woman from Las Vegas pleaded guilty and got a year in jail for setting up a fake Facebook profile and framing his ex-lover.
Named Stephani Renae Lawson, this woman from Orange County, California, was accused of two felonies — one count of perjury and other of false imprisonment.
The Orange County Register reports that Lawson was living with her boyfriend, at his grandparent’s house, for ten months before this incident. After being kicked from the house by boyfriend’s grandma, she created a fake account to depict herself as her ex.
BOYRIEND WAS CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE FELONIES WITH HIS BAIL SET AT $200,000
Lawson kept sending herself aggressive messages and reported her ex to police multiple times over the course of four months. He was charged with multiple felonies with his bail set at $200,000.
After months of drama, when the district attorney office conducted a follow-up, it was found that the messages were coming from her own IP address.
Apart from the jail time, Lawson was sentenced to three years of probation. She was also ordered to pay restitution.
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