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Woman harassed herself on Facebook to frame ex

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   May 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM   |   Comments

May 6 (UPI) -- Police say a Michigan woman admitted to creating false Facebook accounts with her ex-boyfriend's personal information to make it appear that his new girlfriend was threatening her.

Cheryl Nelson reportedly made at least eight criminal complaints to the Kent County Sheriff's Department over the course of a year, claiming to be the victim of stalking, harassment, assault and home invasion, according to MLive.

In August 2012, Nelson reported that ex-boyfriend Kevin Haarsma and his new girlfriend had left threatening letters taped onto the front of her home. Kent County Sheriff's Detective Jason Russo investigated that complaint and further reports made by Nelson.

During the investigation, an Ottawa County Sheriff's detective took a complaint from Haarsma, regarding threats and stalking behavior displayed by Nelson. The Ottawa detective served a search warrant on her home for computer equipment.

Russo said that "Nelson made [an] admission that she had been falsely reporting crimes because she was not able to let go of her relationship with Kevin." Nelson, 52, is charged with false report of a felony and unlawful posting of a message.

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