Sherri Papini Wiki/Bio
Sherri Papini, a Northern California lady, was abducted and branded by two women who kept her tied in a closet when she was rescued after a three-week search in 2016.
She detailed her kidnapping and treatment by the alleged perpetrators, who she claimed were dressed in masks, spoke Spanish, and held her at gunpoint.
Sherri Papini is 39 years old.
Papini was arrested on Thursday. According to Lauren Horwood, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of California, Papini made her initial appearance before US Magistrate Judge Jeremy Peterson on Friday.
“Publicity Stunt” – Great day for the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, and for all law enforcement in the county. Sherri Papini cost public safety (conservatively) in excess of $150,000 dollars in resources to investigate her knowingly false claims and staged abduction. pic.twitter.com/UOuZl1JGV9
— Paula Neal Mooney (@PAULANEALMOONEY) March 4, 2022
According to Horwood, Papini was represented by attorney Michael Borges. Borges has been contacted by CNN for comment but has yet to respond.
Papini was ordered detained as a danger and flight risk until a detention hearing before Peterson to evaluate her custody status on Tuesday, March 8, at 2 p.m., Horwood said. Papini’s next court date is March 18 at 2 p.m., in addition to her detention hearing.
Sherri Papini-California woman faked kidnapping by “hispanic” women just to run off with boyfriend. Now arrested and MAY face charges. I say she won’t. WONDER WHY? pic.twitter.com/aB4BzV89F6
— MsDennison (@kathryndennison) March 4, 2022
Chris Thomas, a spokeswoman for Papini, her husband Keith, and her family, condemned police for arresting her in front of her children late Thursday. According to Thomas, Sherri Papini would have gone to the police station.
11. Sherri Papini’s family has already released a statement seeking to paint Sherri as a victim of law enforcement because they “ambushed her this afternoon in a dramatic and unnecessary manner in front of her children”.https://t.co/I61f7XM1CD pic.twitter.com/VbVZqtyRiD
— Keiko (@keikoinboston) March 5, 2022
In connection with the alleged conspiracy, Papini faces charges of providing false statements to a federal law enforcement official and mail fraud.
— Madison Wade (@madisoncwade) March 5, 2022