Today In Facebook Crimes: Woman Harasses Herself, Blames Her Ex And His New Girlfriend
I don’t know if this falls under the umbrella of “catfishing” or just plain old bat shit cray revenge, but a Michigan woman is facing felony charges for creating a fake Facebook profile using her ex-boyfriend’s info and using it to make it appear that he and his new girlfriend were harassing her.
Over the course of a year, 52-year-old Cheryl Nelson made eight complaints to police that her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Haarsma, and his new girlfriend stalked, harassed, assaulted and even broke into her home. According to the detective’s report, Nelson finally fessed up to her ruse:
“Nelson made [an] admission that she had been falsely reporting crimes because she was not able to let go of her relationship with Kevin … Evidence shows that Nelson used her computer to set up false Facebook accounts using Kevin Haarsma’s personal information … Nelson used this account to make it appear that she was being stalked and harassed by Kevin’s new girlfriend by posting threatening messages.”
Before she was stalking herself on Facebook, Nelson was charged with writing bad checks in Florida. I knew Florida would find a way to work itself into this story. It always does. [MLive]