Lansing (WXMI) — Prosecutors have reached a plea agreement with a police chief’s wife who admitted to making a false sexual assault complaint against an Eaton County deputy.
In 2018, Kellie Bartlett filed a complaint with Michigan State Police that she was sexually assaulted by the deputy, who she was dating. However, a search of her phone records and other evidence showed she made up the allegation in retaliation for breaking up with her.READ MORE: Hispanic Heritage Month: Mexicantown Through Artist Eyes
On Wednesday, she admitted to making up the allegations, forging the signature of a medical office employee and stalking a woman who has since become the accused deputy’s wife.READ MORE: United Airlines Facing Record $1.9 Million Fine For Extended Delays
In exchange for pleading guilty to charges of filing a false report of a felony, unauthorized access of a computer, identity theft, stalking and lying to a police officer, all other counts are being dropped.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 30.MORE NEWS: Ford Recalls Mustang Mach-E For Windshield, Sunroof Issues
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