Offbeat French woman 'faked kidnapping' to be with lover

19:03  14 november  2017
19:03  14 november  2017 Source:   AFP

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Mende, France: A French court on Thursday handed a six-month suspended jail term to a woman who claimed to have been kidnapped - sparking a massive search - in order to be with her lover . The court in the southern town of Mende also ordered 25-year-old Sandy Gaillard

A French court hands a six-month suspended jail term to a woman who claimed to have been kidnapped - sparking a massive search - in order to be with her lover .

FILE Photo: French police officers members stand guard.(AP Photo/Bob Edme) (Representative Image.)© AP Photo FILE Photo: French police officers members stand guard.(AP Photo/Bob Edme) (Representative Image.) A French court on Thursday handed a six-month suspended jail term to a woman who claimed to have been kidnapped -- sparking a massive search -- in order to be with her lover.

The court in the southern town of Mende also ordered 25-year-old Sandy Gaillard, an activist with the far-right National Front party, to pay a fine of 5,000 euros ($5,800) and seek psychological help.

Gaillard, who was separated from her husband, was living with a boyfriend in the nearby town of Rieutort-de-Randon when she came up with the ruse in order to have a tryst with a third man.

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A French court on Thursday handed a six-month suspended jail term to a woman who claimed to have been kidnapped -- sparking a massive search -- in order to be with her lover .

A French court has handed down a six-month suspended jail sentence to a woman who pretended to be kidnapped in order to see her lover . The court heard how Sandy Gaillard, 25, an activist with the far-right National Front, caused a huge search that involved 50 soldiers and a helicopter.

The boyfriend alerted police after she sent him a text message saying she had been kidnapped and thrown into the boot of a black car.

A massive search lasted more than 24 hours as around 50 soldiers backed by a helicopter scoured the region before Gaillard reappeared.

She raised suspicions with her calm account that her abductors had simply decided to free her, along with several inconsistencies in her story.

Gaillard said her new lover was not involved in the subterfuge.

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