English Woman Sentenced In Hoax Stalking Case

Emily-Jo Banks, 23, has been sentenced to jail in a bizarre case where she framed a man for harassing her with abusive texts for months – texts that the police confirmed that she sent from August to September 2015.

Banks said that the man followed her home, spied on her, and even attacked her.  Police pursued the man but noticed something curious: the texts would stop whenever they were at Banks’ house and then resume once they left.  Other texts raised conflicts in how the man could have viewed certain actions.  Police found that Banks logged into the man’s social media profiles and was sending herself threatening messages.  Her phone was linked to the email used for the texts.

She has now been sentenced to 18 months in prison, which is a stiff sentence of England.  

 

14 thoughts on “English Woman Sentenced In Hoax Stalking Case

  1. ” Police pursued the man but noticed something curious: the texts would stop whenever they were at Banks’ house and then resume once they left. ”

    That doesn’t seem particularly strange to me. What, they expected he’d be sending harassing texts whilst sitting in an interview with them?

    If the texts occurred while they were at his house THAT would raise alarm bells!

    • Banks was the woman ‘victim’ not the supposed stalker. She could not continue texting herself while the police were there talking to her.

  2. In the linked article:

    “A Folkestone woman who sent abusive texts to herself and claimed she was being persistently harassed has been jailed for wasting police time.”
    ~+~
    If “wasting police time” was a criminal offense here a third of the county would be in jail.

    • Well for once you make sense. Take it a bit further and hand out prison sentences for fraud and embezzlement on par with plain old robbery. A third of Wall Street would be behind bars along with a good percentage of the politicians in this country. Crime is crime is crime. It seems that Bernie Maddof took the big bullet for a lot of anger. A goat is a goat is a goat.

    • Paul, agree totally. Consequences and repercussions are called for – and hopefully act as a deterrent for others.

  3. She should really be punished–where she feels the gravity of what she did in attempting to frame this poor schlub. Sentence her to 18 months without the benefit of donuts or fries.

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