Sherri Papini Criminally Charged For Faking Her Kidnapping

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Sherri Papini went out from a run on November 2, 2016, while her husband was at work and her two kids are at daycare. Her husband returned home from work was surprised she wasn’t home, was able to locate her phone through find my iPhone and located her phone, earbuds, and some hair. He reports her missing to the police. She was missing for 22 days before she was located in Yolo County. An investigation ensued and, according to new court filings, that investigation lead to the conclusion that Sherri Papini didn’t get kidnapped at all. New court filings charge Papini with lying to investigators and mail fraud related to funds taken from the California Victim Compensation Board. It’s alleged that Papini received over $30,000 from the CVCB. The complaint details the numerous statements made by Papini and that she was confronted by investigators with evidence that she had lied and doubled down. This is just the beginning of the prosecution. Papini faces up to 25 years in federal prison in addition to over $50,000 in fines.

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