A woman from Cheshire in the UK has been arrested for creating fake Instagram accounts to frame her ex-boyfriend as a violent stalker.
Courtney Ireland-Ainsworth, 20, created 30 fake Instagrams to send 'vile' and threatening messages to herself posed as her boyfriend.
She was handed a 10-year restraining order and was jailed for 10 months at Liverpool Crown Court.
The Times reported Ireland-Ainsworth made 10 police statements against Louis Jolly, 22, claiming he threatened to stab her, took videos of her in the street, smashed items in her house and put a brick in her grandmother's window.
Recorder Ian Harris said the allegations had an "absolutely shattering effect" on the victim, The Sun reported.
Jolly spent a total of 81 hours in police custody, was bailed on home curfew with an electronic tag and lost his job.
"[I was] at my lowest point, I felt like life wasn't worth living and thought to myself that I'd be better off dead," Jolly said in a victim impact statement.
Jolly said the couple were together for two years but broke up in October 2019 on "okay terms", The Sun reported.
Ireland-Ainsworth started the series of fake profiles and allegations after she started seeing her new boyfriend.