Roseville Man Charged for Making Fake Online Accounts in Ex-Girlfriend's Name
A bad break-up led to criminal charges against a Roseville man.
According to the criminal complaint, Christian Montgomery admitted to making fake Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts in his ex-girlfriend's name. The accounts had naked pictures of her.
Police say Montgomery admitted to creating the accounts when he was drunk. He is charged with stalking, criminal defamation and identity theft.
Millions of fake or duplicate Facebook pages
In a filing this week, Facebook said there are 83 million. Forty-six million are duplicate accounts, which is a violation of Facebook's terms of service.
Thirty-seven million are "false" accounts. Those can be either "mis-classified" accounts, like a personal profile for a pet or business, or they could be "undesireable" accounts -- which are intended for improper use like spam.