Elon teen accused of creating fake social media accounts to pretend she was cyber-bullied


ELON, N.C. — An Elon teen is accused of creating fake social media accounts to make it appear she was receiving threats from another person.

The investigation began back in May when a report was initially made to a school resource officer at Western Alamance High School.

According to the Burlington Times-News, online posts on two social media sites made allegations of improper conduct by the victim along with other derogatory remarks and included threats of physical violence.

During the investigation the victim, identified as 16-year-old Breanna Marie Wood, said she was receiving threatening text messages on her phone that included death threats.

Search warrants were executed on social media accounts and on a cellphone seized in the investigation.

Officers discovered it was the victim who had created these social media accounts herself and was using an application to “spoof” her telephone number to give the appearance that the calls came from outside Alamance County.

Wood was charged with filing a false police report. She was placed under a $500 unsecured bond.

Source: Burlington Times-News


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