A woman who said she was receiving malicious messages from a man had in fact been sending them to herself.
Clarice Crothers, 18, set up fake social media accounts to try and frame the young man then went to police to complain about them.
Crothers, from Stratford-upon-Avon, then tried to blame someone else when she was confronted with evidence that that the man she was blaming was not responsible.
It turned out that the second man she blamed, Daniel Hewitt, 19, was actually her accomplice.
Judge Peter Cooke delayed sentencing telling her: ‘The fact that I’m adjourning for a pre-sentence report is not an indication of what the sentence will be. This is serious, and I don’t want to put you under any illusions about it.’
The court heard she and Hewitt set up false social media accounts from which they sent ‘malicious messages’ to her own social media account in July last year.
Crothers then made a false complaint to the police that she was being subjected to malicious communications by a young man she named to officers.
But investigations revealed that the accounts from which the messages had been sent had nothing to do with that young man.
She then made a statement to the police on July 27 in which she suggested Hewitt had been responsible – when in fact she had assisted is sending the messages to herself.
Hewitt was given a police caution.