Woman sentenced for faking her own kidnapping to have affair

Woman sentenced for faking her own kidnapping to have affair

The search for the woman included the use of a helicopter (Stock image)

Friday, November 10, 2017

A woman has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence for faking her own kidnapping in France.

A huge search took place when it emerged that Sandy Gaillard was allegedly missing, but she had actually just faked the whole story in order to have an affair.

The 25-year-old was living with her boyfriend in Rieutort-de-Randon after separating from her husband.

However last year in July Gaillard decided pretending to be kidnapped would enable her to see another man.

The woman sent a text to her boyfriend claiming to have been thrown into the boot of a car, which unsurprisingly meant the man then informed the police.

This sparked a search including roughly 50 soldiers as well as a helicopter that went on for more than 24 hours.

She then returned, but suspicions about her story were raised when she appeared calm when recounting the ordeal, in which she claimed the kidnappers just decided they would let her go, and her account also had many inconsistencies.

Gaillard claims that the man she had gone to see was not involved in the plot.

As well as the sentence the woman has also been ordered to pay a €5,000 (£4,400) fine and to get psychological help.