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The sheriff who investigated the false disappearance of California mother Sherri Papini said Monday that other charges could be looming against people close to her, and that she didn’t “make it on her own.”
Papini, 39, was arrested last Thursday for faking her disappearance in 2016. She disappeared from her home in Redding, California on November 2 while out for a run. She resurfaced on November 24, after a highly publicized search, and claimed that she had been kidnapped by two Hispanic women who beat her.
DailyMail.com revealed that the ex-boyfriend was James Reyes, a 37-year-old sports shop worker. He confessed to the plot to the police after being identified from DNA found on Sherri’s clothing through a family match.
Reyes has not been charged, and neither has Keith, Sherri’s husband.
Local police say Keith was duped by his wife as much as the public.
Federal prosecutors, in the 55-page criminal complaint against Sherri, detail how Keith spent $8,000 or the $49,000 raised from her to “take her home” on GoFundMe to pay off her own credit cards.
Sheriff Johnson did not name who else could face charges Monday, but said, “It has to go to a grand jury.” It certainly wouldn’t surprise me.
‘She didn’t do it alone. There are other people involved.
In their criminal complaint, police detail how Papini and her husband spent money donated by strangers on their therapy and improving their home.
FBI agents revealed how she deposited the $49,000 raised by a GoFundMe page designed to help find Sherri into her bank account after she returned home on November 24, 2016.
She first wrote a check to her name for $31,000, then another for more than $1,000. In all, Keith used about $8,000 of the money to pay off her personal credit cards.
Sherri used about $3,000 to pay off her own credit card, and the couple used the rest of the GoFundMe money for “personal expenses,” according to the indictment.
Prosecutors also claim that Sherri
who is described as a pathological liar and attention seeker by ex-boyfriends and bosses, fraudulently claimed more than $30,000 in payments from the California Victims Compensation Board between 2017 and 2022.
He claimed 35 payments from the board and said the payments were for things like therapy and going to the doctor.
He also spent $1,000 on blinds for his house that he claimed from the compensation board.
The ex-boyfriend has not been named. He told police how he and Sherri dated in 2006 and ‘loved’ each other. She contacted him randomly in 2016 again, she said, and told him that her husband was abusing her.