SANTA ANA, Orange County (CBS / AP) — A woman who created a phony Facebook profile of her ex-boyfriend in order to frame the Southern California man for stalking has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Stephani Lawson of Las Vegas was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to perjury and false imprisonment.

Prosecutors say Lawson waged a campaign to get Tyler Parkervest of Irvine, California, arrested last year after the couple broke up.

City News Service says Lawson filed eight police reports alleging Parkervest made Facebook threats to kill her and her daughter and at one point held her in his car at knifepoint.

But prosecutors say Lawson lied about the attack and sent the threats to herself.

Parkervest was arrested four times and charged with stalking, kidnapping, battery and making threats. The charges were dropped last month.

© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments (12)
  1. I am angry at the filthy pigs for not even bothering to investigate this case before arrested the poor guy. A simple search warrant to Facebook early on would have shown the IP addresses involved here. But the filthy piggies in their rush to judgment did not care. This is exacly why people should murder even more police officers than are already being murdered. DA’s, too. Get the crooked idiots as well. I hope this ex-boyfriend sues Orange County for MILLIONS.