A woman who created hundreds of hoax crime reports to harass her ex-boyfriend and the women he subsequently dated has been convicted of stalking.
During her vendetta, Sandra Danevska sent 134 bogus online reports, resulting in 170 Metropolitan Police Service dispatch logs being created.
Her actions led to her former boyfriend being implicated as a suspect for rape, acid attacks and stabbings – and the two women he went on to date being subjected to a traumatic online campaign.
Danevska, 38 of Winslow Road, Hammersmith, was found guilty on Wednesday, 29 June at Isleworth Crown Court of three counts of stalking involving serious alarm or distress.
She was also convicted of two counts of perverting the course of justice.
The court heard how Danevska and ‘victim 1’ had dated for a number of weeks around 10 years ago.
They had another brief relationship in 2013 before he said he wanted to go back to simply being friends.
Danevska then subjected ‘victim 1’ (now aged 45) and the two women (victim 2, aged 34, and victim 3, aged 37) he later went out with to repeated stalking and harassment.
She set up bogus social media profiles and fake email addresses in her ex-boyfriend’s name to send threatening and malicious messages to other people. She also used various mobiles to make numerous silent calls and send text messages to him.
In 2014, Danevska began sending ‘victim 1’ almost daily emails from unknown accounts commenting on things he had done during the day, leading him to fear he was being followed.
She created 134 hoax online crime reports using the details of 60 different people to implicate him as a suspect in crimes – police attended his home address 42 times and his place of work 10 times in response.
Among the many bogus allegations were claims that various made-up victims had been stabbed, raped or had acid thrown in their faces.
‘Victim 2’ went out with Danevska’s former boyfriend in 2010 and also became the target of her campaign, receiving numerous threatening and malicious text messages and emails.
Danevska set up several social media accounts and email addresses in her name. Again, these email addresses were used to send threatening messages to other people.
‘Victim 3’ had also been a girlfriend of ‘victim 1’ – they had dated between October 2012 and October 2013.
Police attended her address a number of times responding to reports of crime, supposedly created by her.
She also received numerous malicious messages from Danevska via various social media accounts. Some commented on her movements during the day.
A police investigation into the harassment began in 2011 but Danevska had covered her tracks in such a way she couldn’t be identified.
It was only in 2015 that a series of bogus social media profiles were traced to various addresses.
The occupiers of those addresses were employing Danevska as a nanny and police obtained a warrant to search her home in May 2015.
They seized SIM cards, computer equipment and a diary in which she had noted the movements of ‘victim 1’.
In September 2015, she was charged with the offences.
She will be sentenced on Friday, 26 August.
Detective Constable Dean Puzey, of Hammersmith and Fulham CID, said: “This woman’s actions caused her victims unimaginable distress.
“Danevska stalked multiple victims and used social media and the police crime reporting system to make their lives intolerable.
Her ex-boyfriend, an entirely innocent man, found himself a suspect for rape, stabbings and acid attacks – the impact on his life in particular was horrendous.
“Her actions also caused a massive waste of police time. Throughout Danevska’s campaign, 17 of London’s 32 boroughs responded to bogus reports of crime as a result of her malicious calls; her vendetta was a huge drain on police resources.
“Thankfully cases of multiple stalking are very rare and, despite all her efforts to avoid detection, we have finally been able to bring her to justice.”