Creeps of the Week

Michigan Woman Allegedly Creates Fake Facebook Page to Stalk Herself

Michigan Woman Allegedly Creates Fake Facebook Page to Stalk Herself

Facebook stalking is an unfortunately prevalent online crime. However, Facebook stalking oneself is a pretty unique offense. Cheryl Nelson, a 52-year-old woman from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is charged with creating a fake Facebook profile for her ex-boyfriend and then harassing herself with it to frame her former flame. Police say that from November 2011 to…

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Facebook Pic Nails Deadbeat Dad for Allegedly Failing to Pay Child Support

Facebook Pic Nails Deadbeat Dad for Allegedly Failing to Pay Child Support

Stories about law enforcement officials turning to Facebook for help in prosecuting criminals have cropped up with increasing regularity lately. It seems as though a lot of crooks can’t help but post pictures of their deeds on the site. A Milwaukee father allegedly dodging child support was no exception. Christopher Robinson is facing three felony…

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Canadian Woman Cons Men Using Beauty Pageant Pics

Canadian Woman Cons Men Using Beauty Pageant Pics

Melissa D. Brandon, a 26-year-old Saskatoon woman, has pled guilty to impersonating Brittany Bjerland, Miss Saskatchewan, via a fake Facebook profile in order to con men out of money. Between June 2011 and January 2012, Brandon operated the page using pictures of Bjerland and telling men that she met online that she had a family…

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Woman Allegedly Poses as Aunt of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim, Sets up Facebook Donation Scam

Woman Allegedly Poses as Aunt of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim, Sets up Facebook Donation Scam

The FBI and a U.S. Attorney in Connecticut allege that a 37-year-old New York woman, Nouel Alba, used her Facebook account to set up a scam in which she posed as an aunt of one of the 20 children who died in the recent Newton, Connecticut, shooting. Alba used her Facebook profile to solicit donations…

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Irish Sex Offender Outed on Facebook

Irish Sex Offender Outed on Facebook

A sex offender recently released from prison in Northern Ireland fears he may be attacked after his photo was posted on a Facebook page, “Keeping Our Kids Safe From Predators.” His photo and the accompanying comments have already been removed from the page, but his attorney wants the page shut down completely. One comment called…

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15-Year-Old Molester Has Right to Use Facebook, Other Social Media Sites

15-Year-Old Molester Has Right to Use Facebook, Other Social Media Sites

A San Diego court has ruled that a 15-year-old boy who molested a toddler and detained a teenaged girl has the right to use Facebook and chat rooms. The court said that because his offenses did not involve the Internet, his First Amendment rights protect his Internet usage. The teen, however, has been forbidden from…

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Facebook Connection Spoils Con for Insurance Fraudsters

Facebook Connection Spoils Con for Insurance Fraudsters

Four Sacramento, California women are suspected of working together to defraud auto insurance companies of more than $37,000. How did they get caught? Like so many other criminals in the 21st century, their Facebook pages. Police say that 23 year old Krystelmaree Marquez rented a U-Haul van on December 11, 2011 and purchased extra insurance…

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Bizarre Internet Imposter Dupes Hundreds in 3-Year Cancer Charade

Bizarre Internet Imposter Dupes Hundreds in 3-Year Cancer Charade

Cindy Choi, a 28-year-old Florida restaurant owner, has been posing as a young man and his brother battling leukemia on Facebook. Choi ran the scam for three years before being detected in July. Choi posed as Kevin San Roman, a young man living in Spain with leukemia, and Kevin’s younger brother Lucas. The scam attracted…

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Woman Goes to Jail for “LOL”ing About a Car Crash on Facebook

Woman Goes to Jail for “LOL”ing About a Car Crash on Facebook

A woman in Woodford County, Kentucky is in jail for contempt of court. Her offense? Posting on Facebook about a serious DUI car crash that the court says she caused. Police say that the woman, Paula Asher, crashed into a car with four teenagers in it and then left the scene. After the crash, Asher…

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X-Factor Facebook Troll Turns Out to be U.K. Police Officer

X-Factor Facebook Troll Turns Out to be U.K. Police Officer

U.K. Facebook user Nicola Brooks had some strong opinions about a contestant on the singing competition reality show “X-Factor” and made some comments on Facebook that another fan, a police officer, did not agree with. Instead of participating in a civil discussion like everyone else on the Internet does (kidding, of course), this police officer…

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