Pathetic Woman Arrested After Allegedly Creating Fake Facebook Account to Stalk Herself

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Just when you thought you'd heard it all when it comes to people using Facebook for ill-advised activities, here's a story of a Michigan woman who's accused of setting up a Facebook account in order to stalk herself. Yes, you read that right: Cheryl Nelson, 52, allegedly created a fake Facebook profile with her ex-boyfriend's personal information, and proceeded to use it in order to make it appear as though her ex's new girlfriend was harassing her.

The truly strange part about this story is that according to the details of the case, Nelson didn't even bother to cover her trail, and cops easily discovered evidence of her Facebook-finagling when they searched her home computer. When will people learn? If you commit the crime, ERASE YOUR TIMELINE.

Okay, that didn't actually make a lot of sense, I was just trying to get a catchy Johnnie Cochran catchphrase going there. My point is, if you're going to go so far as to set up a fake Facebook account for the purpose of illegally framing your ex's new lover, mayyyyyyyybe take the extra step to make sure your login history isn't saved on your computer?

This lady was busted red-handed after her ex filed a police report against her for threatening behavior, and detectives checked her home computer equipment. Mind you, this was after a YEAR of Nelson making criminal complaints saying she had been the victim of stalking, harassment, assault, and home invasion.

Nelson has now been charged with false report of a felony and unlawful posting of a message, and police say she admitted she'd been falsely reporting claims because "she was not able to let go of her relationship" with her ex.

She definitely sounds like a troubled woman, and I hope she gets some help with her obsessive behavior. In fact, I almost wonder if she didn't want to get caught, and that's why she didn't delete the evidence of her criminal activity.

It's more likely, though, that it just didn't occur to her that it would be fairly easy for police to prove she was the culprit behind the fake Facebook account. Even if she had been diligent about erasing her history or used a different computer, someone would have eventually figured this out. People have the tendency to believe there can be such a thing as true Internet anonymity ... but it should be pretty obvious that unless you're some sort of genius hacker, you're going to leave a digital footprint. A Do Not Pass Go, Go Directly to Jail footprint, even.

Do you think this woman should get jail time for faking her own harassment on Facebook?

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LostS... LostSoul88

When I read the title I was thing it was some teenage or young ault. How said to learn it assomeone in their 50s. Charges shoul be pressed but jail time? No. We have much more serious law breakers out tehre that should be behind bars.

Vegeta Vegeta

Yeah probably a hefty fine but not jail time. She just inconvenienced 2 people and wasted police time.

nonmember avatar Ashley

Maybe just some help for whatever mental problems are so obviously haunting her...

insei... inseineangel

Agreed with the above comments. And I'm sitting here shaking my head, wondering how we got so many crazies here in Michigan. 

We're not all like that, I swear!

lovem... lovemy2sons25

I know a pyscho bitch like this!! And I think they deserve jail time cause what they are doing could cause somebody to go to jail for something they didn't do!! People need to have strong consequences for doing stuff like this so they will stop and other people won't get the idea to do this cause they know they could get in a lot of trouble if they do. If you had this happening to you someone making it look like your harrasing them and trying to press charges against you when your really not doing it you would probably feel differently.

nonmember avatar Lynn

I know someone like this as well and I agree with lovemy2sons25. It's not just an inconvenience to the people she falsely accused of harassment, it can turn a life upside down and the consequence should be jail time. What if children were involved and the falsely accused was sent to jail? What would happen to the kids? Not to mention the loss of employment, reputation all the court involved in clearing your name.

Elizabeth Sanchez

yes because she harassed them. Advise for future criminals I would imagine Facebook could figure out the IP address for where the messages are coming from. I wouldn't get just a secret laptop either because probably be able to narrow down the city and state messages are coming from even when you decline that option. The best way to not get caught is to just move on. :-)

Vicki Lynn Cline

This woman should be jailed for being so damn stupid. Not to mention the time wasted for the police and the time and harrassment of her ex and his new lover who had moved on....I can see why he wanted to move on.

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