Sherri Papini to be released on $120K bond: judge

Sherri Papini to be released on $120K bond: judge

Sherri Papini, the blue-eyed “supermom” who prosecutors say faked her own abduction, will be released from a Sacramento jail on a $120,000 bond, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. 

Papini, 39, has been held at the Sacramento County Jail since Thursday after federal investigators arrested her on mail fraud charges and for making false statements to law enforcement. 

She’s accused of concocting a “sophisticated and elaborate” scheme to fake her own kidnapping in 2016 by getting an ex-boyfriend to pick her up near her Redding, California home and hold her in his home for three weeks amid a nationwide manhunt. 

The mother of two told police two Hispanic women held her against her will, chopped off her blonde locks, beat her up and branded her before setting her free on Thanksgiving Day 2016. 

In reality, prosecutors say the injuries were all self-inflicted and part of Papini’s ruse.

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, a "missing" sign for Mountain Gate, Calif.,
The missing case of Sherri Papini drew a media frenzy in 2016.
Andrew Seng/The Sacramento Bee via AP, File
Sherri Papini and her husband Keith.
Sherri Papini and her husband Keith.
Courtesy Keith Papini

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