A JILTED lover who faked a Facebook profile for her cop ex-boyfriend which ripped him to pieces can be prosecuted for identity theft, cops ruled.
Angry Dana Thornton created the page using pictures and personal info about the narcotics detective which said he was "high all the time" and had herpes, Assistant Prosecutor Robert Schwartz said.
"I'm a sick piece of scum with a gun," she allegedly wrote, adding that he regularly frequented prostitutes and escort services.
She faces up to 18 months behind bars, if convicted of fourth-degree identity theft.
Her attorney Richard Roberts attempted to have the case dismissed on the grounds that the law makes no mention of electronic communications.
He asked: "How do you quantify the harm? There was no money involved. We live in the real world where words are thrown around all the time. How does that rise to the level of what is in this statute?"
But State Superior Court Judge David Ironson strongly disagreed saying the law was "clear and unambiguous."
He added: "The fact that the means of committing the crime are not set forth in the statute doesn't lead to the conclusion that the defendant didn't commit the crime."
Thornton didn't comment on the decision after the hearing. She is next due in court for a pretrial conference on Dec. 7.