Sherri Papini Admits to Faking Her Own Kidnapping and Torture in Plea Deal

April 13, 2022

Sherri Papini, the Northern California woman who “returned” home on Thanksgiving claiming she had been kidnapped, has admitted to making the whole story up and staging the incident, officials said. Papini, now 39, was charged last month with faking her own 2016 kidnapping, has admitted to the charges and will plead guilty, the U.S. Attorney's office said. Her attorney confirmed to ABC 7 that she will plead guilty to charges of lying to a federal officer and mail fraud.

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