A jilted woman from Texas is accused of creating social media profiles under her ex’s name and then threatening herself in an attempt to get him in trouble. Lisa Marie Garcia, 22, began a long series of accusations against her ex-boyfriend Brandon Berrott, 23, in September. She said he threatened her and, according to WCMH, Berrott was arrested. When he was released from jail, Garcia allegedly threatened herself again while posing as Berrott. This sequence of events reportedly happened multiple times for months, including at least seven times over a 10-day period. She also allegedly used Berrott’s fake account to threaten another woman who was involved with Berrott.
Every time a threat was reported, Berrott would get in trouble again for “violating the terms of his bail” since it appeared he was contacting her.
“Lisa Garcia created a fake Facebook and Instagram account as well as a fake phone number on apps you can create phone numbers from and was sending threats to herself as well as my client’s other child’s mother, purportedly from him,” Berrott’s attorney Carl Moore said.
At one point, according to KTRK, Garcia “received threats” from Berrott while he was in custody. Police decided that there was no way he could have done that.
Garcia may be facing a decade in jail, and she has been charged with three counts of online harassment and one count of retaliation. Charges against Berrott have been dropped. However, Moore said his client needs the records expunged. He’s already suffered because of the accusations, Moore said, including losing his job.
“Here is a person who hasn’t done anything wrong, yet someone has created a fake [social] media account purportedly from him,” Moore said. “I can tell you it’s probably the most interesting case I’ve had in 10 years.”
It is unclear if Garcia has a lawyer at this time that can speak on her behalf.
[Photo: Harris County Sheriff's Office]
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