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Woman Pleads Guilty To Impersonating A Police Officer For Years To Torment Her Ex

Woman Pleads Guilty To Impersonating A Police Officer For Years To Torment Her Ex
Updated 9 months ago

Lauren Adderley, 21, was sentenced to nine months in prison after she admitted to pretending to be a series of police officers and investigators to control her ex-boyfriends life for 2 years. Adderley lives in Shrewsbury, a town in England.

Adderley pleaded guilty to stalking and impersonating a police officer.

Adderley had a brief relationship with Mitchell Lloyd, 22, but when he broke things off, she told him she had previously been a victim of a sexual assault. Lloyd suggested that she go to the police, but she refused to do so unless he agreed to be a witness in her case and provide a statement. 

Adderley created fake email addresses and reached out to Lloyd, claiming to be investigators working her "case."

Adderley also set up social media accounts to represent other witnesses and her lawyer.

She convinced Lloyd that an investigation was ongoing and that he must comply with any rules "law enforcement" set for him. 

Under the fabricated name of Officer Robert Hay, Adderly threatened Lloyd with financial "sanctions" if he visited pubs with another woman or on certain nights of the week. Lloyd felt "terrorized" by the emails, that left him isolated from his friends and fearful for his well-being. After Lloyd told his friends about the situation, they recommended he go to the police.

The real police quickly uncovered the truth.

Jason Corden-Bowen, domestic abuse lead with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, commented:

Lauren Adderley created a complicated fiction of multiple fake profiles interacting with each other to her own satisfaction and reason. She used this sophisticated catfish style behavior to completely manipulate the victim’s life, dictating when he could go out, where he could go and controlled his social interaction with other people for over two years. The impact her actions had on the victim’s life cannot be understated [sic] and I would like to pay tribute to him for helping bring Adderley to justice.