April 16, 2014

Fake 911 calls backfire on woman

A Waukesha woman will be sentenced January 31 after she admitted making false 911 calls in order to avoid getting traffic tickets.

Prosecutors say 33-year-old Aisha Jackson was stopped several times for traffic violations, and each time she called 911 to report a fake emergency when the officer returned to the squad to process her information. Without fail, the officers drove away to the fake emergencies, only to learn nothing had happened.

Investigators eventually linked the calls to Jackson, who was then charged with seven misdemeanor counts of making false 911 calls. She pleaded guilty to two of those counts, and the other five were dropped in a plea deal.

The judge also dropped some previous charges against Jackson including misdemeanor, felony identity theft, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, and bail jumping.