* Important Social Media Notice *
Facebook, Twitter and related Social Media
Using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter can have a serious consequences for your case.
ALL items posted to your account both in writing and in pictures can be obtained by the defendant in your case. USE CAUTION! When in doubt, don’t post.
If the posting in either word format or in pictures is not consistent with your testimony, there may be significant problems for your case.
A local mail carrier was indicted by the Federal government after she claimed she hurt her neck on the job and received over $193,000 in disability payments. While on “disability” she posted pictures of snow skiing, scuba diving and horseback riding on the beach along with a video from Club Med doing a flip on a trapeze.
Her Facebook information resulted in her pleading guilty to 17 counts of theft, fraud and making false statements. She is now doing 18 months in prison and ordered to repay all $193,000.
The lesson to be learned is be careful on what you post on Facebook or other social networking sites.
THINK before you post!
The Internet is forever.