Sherri Papini admits she faked sensational kidnapping in 2016

Sherri Papini admits she faked sensational kidnapping in 2016

Her kidnapping drew nationwide media attention. But authorities allege that during the time she was missing she stayed with an ex-boyfriend in Southern California.

Sherri Louise Graeff was born on June 11, 1982.

She married Keith Papini in 2009.

They have two children together

Sherri Papini who drew worldwide attention in 2016 after claiming she was kidnapped while out jogging near her home, has agreed to plead guilty to fraud and lying to the FBI about the incident.

Papini was charged in the U.S. District Court in Sacramento with thirty-four counts of mail fraud and one count of making false statements, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Papini agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and false statements. Papini was arrested on March 3 in a criminal complaint filed.

She faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000 for the count of mail fraud, federal officials said.

Family Picture of Sherri Papini