Craigslist is an online classifieds website where anyone can post listings for jobs, items for sale or personal .
It can be a convenient way for people to find jobs in their community or buy goods at cheap prices. However, Craigslist is also known as a place where people post fake listings to prank others.
However, if a prank involves a crime, the police can trace the listing back to you and you can face serious charges. The following are five examples of how people ended up facing legal consequences after placing a Craigslist advertisement 1.
Fortuny then published this information online. One anonymous victim sued Fortuny for copyright infringement, invasion of privacy through the publication of private facts and intrusion.
Woman charged with felony identity theft after posing as ex-boyfriend. Strasburg went to the police, who then charged Heath with one felony count of identity theft.
Under California Penal Code Section Man charged with multiple crimes after posting personal ad posing as neighbor. The police were called and James was charged with reckless endangerment, harassment, criminal trespassing and risk of injury to a minor, as the neighbor had children living in her home.
A misdemeanor child endangerment conviction is punishable by up to one year in county jail. A felony conviction is punishable by two, four or six years in state prison. A felony conviction is punishable by 16 months, two, or three years in state prison.
In Wisconsin, a teenage boy was arrested by police after he was found trying to sell a newborn baby on Craigslist. The post turned out to be a prank, as there was no baby being sold.
Wisconsin man banned from the internet for Craigslist prank. Jason Willis posted a personal ad on Craigslist posing as his female neighbor asking strangers to show up at her house for sex.
He was sentenced to 30 months two-and-a-half-years of probation, where he was banned from using the Internet. The judge also stated that violating his probation would result in 18 months in prison. If you or a loved one is charged with a crime, it is important that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
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