A Utah woman who allegedly thought her husband was cheating on her was arrested Tuesday after falsely reporting that her husband had killed her, police say.
Rebbecca Spring Nielson, 44, of Bluffdale, was arrested for investigation of criminal mischief and making a false police report involving death. On Tuesday, a woman called 911 after receiving text messages from a person reporting to be Nielson’s husband, stating that “he had shot his wife and didn’t know what to do,” according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.
Police officers responded to the husband’s Bluffdale home and ordered the residents to come out. That’s when Nielson walked up to officers on scene.
After investigating the incident, police determined that Nielson began sending texts to the woman using her husband’s phone claiming to be him. That’s when she allegedly told the woman while acting as her husband that Nielson had been shot.