Allegations that a California woman sent a photo of herself to her parents in a fake kidnapping arrangement have surfaced. Yimei Wang, 20, was taken into police custody on Wednesday in response.
According to the Pasadena Star-News, Yimie prearranged to have a scary photo of herself bound and gagged in a hotel room sent to her parents to frighten them into sending an $85k ransom.
Wang’s mother reported the abduction to authorities after getting phone calls from what appeared to be kidnappers.
Yimie called her parents late Tuesday night to acting as if she was kidnapped and assured her folks that she was okay. During the distressing phone calls, she repeatedly asked that the money be transferred to the kidnappers immediately.