Woman Jailed For Bogus Text Threats

A California woman has been sentenced to one year in jail after it was discovered that she was sending threatening text messages to herself and blaming them on her ex-boyfriend and his sister-in-law.

Jeanne Mundango Manunga had lodged 19 complaints with her local police department, claiming that her former boyfriend and his sister-in-law had sent her hundreds of threatening text messages.

As a result of the complaints, police had arrested the sister-in-law three times, forcing her to spend time in jail while raising bail money.

With the help of the ex-boyfriend and the sister-in-law, police later discovered that Manunga had purchased and registered a pre-paid phone under the sister-in-law's name, and had then used it to send hundreds of text messages to herself.

The police charged Manunga with three counts of felony, one of false imprisonment by fraud or deceit, and two other counts of misdemeanours by making false police complaints.

Judge Patrick H Donahue, ordered Jeanne to spend a year in jail, three years on probation and pay $50,000 in damages to her ex-boyfriend and his sister-in-law.