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A woman who faked her own kidnapping in an attempt to scam her ex-boyfriend out of £2,000 so she could buy Christmas presents has been jailed for 34 weeks.
Leah Jumeaux, 20, from Blackpool, Lancashire, sent photos of herself bound and gagged along with a gun to her partner in October 2020, a court has heard.
She posed as a kidnapper in the messages and demanded a £2,000 ransom in exchange for her safe return.
But her strange plot failed when the matter was reported to the police and she was forced to admit her lies.
Leah Jumeaux (pictured above), 20, from Blackpool, Lancashire, sent photos of herself bound and gagged along with a gun to her partner in October 2020, a court has heard.
In an interview with the police, she confessed to making it all up because she wanted the money to buy Christmas presents for her family.
Jumeaux appeared at Blackpool Magistrates Court in September charged with racketeering and false representation fraud.
She was released on bail ahead of a trial at Preston Crown Court, but on Friday she pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of fraud.
Jumeaux was sentenced to 34 weeks in a juvenile institution.
He must also pay a victim surcharge of £156.
Detective Constable Lisa Carr of Lancashire Police said: “Jumeaux’s behavior and actions were unusual.
She staged a kidnapping in a failed attempt to scam an ex-boyfriend, posing tied up with a gun next to him.
“When the matter was reported to the police, Jumeaux’s story quickly fell apart and she admitted in an interview that she wanted the money to buy Christmas presents for her family.
“I hope a prison sentence gives her time to reflect on the seriousness of her actions and learn from her very serious mistakes.”
Leah Jumeaux Quick and Facts
- Leah Jumeaux, 20, sent pictures of herself bound and gagged to partner in 2020
- She posed as kidnapper and demanded ransom of £2,000 in exchange for return
- But the matter was reported to the police and she was forced to admit her lies
- Jumeaux was sentenced to 34 weeks in a young offenders institution on Friday