Teen who faked ex-boyfriend's abusive messages sent to jail

A teenage girl who tried to frame her ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to eight months in prison after fabricating abusive text messages she falsely claimed were from him.

Clarice Crothers, 18, of Stratford, England, made seven allegations to the police that she and her family had received malicious messages from social media accounts set up by an ex-boyfriend, according to police.

Clarice accused her ex-boyfriend of sending her abusive messages, but she had been sending them to herself. Source: Warwickshire Police

“The messages included threats to harm her and her family, and also implied her home was being watched,” police said in an online statement.

“On one day alone, she reported she had received more than 100 messages.”

But investigations found the jilted teen was actually trolling herself from a fake account, in an attempt to seek revenge on her former boyfriend.

Crothers appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday.

She admitted to two charges of perverting the course of justice and was jailed for eight months.

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