Women charged with posting phony Ashley Madison account

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KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A Lowell woman says she was visited multiple times by unknown men after an Ashley Madison account was set up in her name without her knowledge.

Teresa Lynn Allen (Courtesy Kent Co Sheriff's Dept.)

Teresa Lynn Allen (Courtesy Kent Co Sheriff’s Dept.)

Lowell police say the woman was visited three times between November 13 and December 8 by men responding to an Ashley Madison post directing them to her house. The victim said she not set up the page.

During the investigation, the victim told police she suspected it was Teresa Lynn Allen – a 46 year-old-woman from Grand Rapids – who had set up the fake account. After obtaining several search warrants, police tracked IP addresses back to Allen and another woman from Wyoming: Gwen Toni Eddy, 51.

Arrest warrants were issued against the suspects in early April. Both Allen and Eddy are being

Gwen Eddy (Courtesy Kent Co Sheriff)

Gwen Eddy (Courtesy Kent Co Sheriff)

charged with unlawful posting of a message.  Police say the victim was targeted because the two suspects believed she was having an affair with Allen’s husband.

Both suspects posted bond and are scheduled to show up at the 63rd District Court Friday.

Ashley Madison is an online-dating website whose target audience are married people seeking extramarital affairs.

 

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