Woman who faked her own kidnapping, demanded $4,500 ransom from boss gets three years in prison


A Louisiana woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for faking her own kidnapping and sending her former boss threatening texts demanding $4,500 in ransom.

The plot masterminded by 32-year-old Sharday Thomas was foiled by FBI agents who found her in Jackson, Mississippi, along with the phone she used to threaten her own life.

Thomas, of Hammond, Louisiana, was sentenced in Jackson on Thursday to 41 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. She had pleaded guilty to wire fraud in January, according to court records.

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