Stroudsburg man charged with false reports after sending harassing text messages to himself and girlfriend

October 3, 2023


Jamey DUMEUS, 30, of Stroudsburg, has been charged with filing a false police report and similar offenses following an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney.

In August 2023, Jamey DUMEUS and his girlfriend appeared at the offices of the Criminal Investigations Division to report that they were being stalked and harassed by an unknown individual.  The couple reported receiving numerous anonymous text messages disparaging DUMEUS’ girlfriend, accusing her of infidelity, and threatening to expose the girlfriend’s “secrets” to DUMEUS over the course of the preceding eight (8) months.  In one such exchange, this anonymous individual extorted money from the girlfriend in exchange for stopping the harassment.  DUMEUS also reported having received similar messages on Instagram.

DUMEUS and his girlfriend reported that this unknown individual had accessed the girlfriend’s Google Photos account, obtained intimate photos that DUMEUS’ girlfriend had taken for an ex-boyfriend several years ago, and sent them to DUMEUS as evidence of his girlfriend’s continued romantic involvement with the ex-boyfriend.

Both DUMEUS and his girlfriend reported that they didn’t know the identity of the person sending these text messages and provided copies and screenshots of the harassing messages.

Through their investigation, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were able to tie these messages to DUMEUS and show that he was the individual sending these messages to his girlfriend and to himself.  When confronted by detectives, DUMEUS admitted to sending the messages, stating that he did so as a way to broach the topic of his suspicions of girlfriend’s past and current infidelity without appearing to be mistrustful of her, which would result in an argument.

Investigators believe that his girlfriend didn’t know that DUMEUS was the person sending the messages.

DUMEUS was charged with several misdemeanor offenses, including unsworn falsification to authorities, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, false reports to law enforcement, and obstructing administration of law or other governmental function.

Charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Kristina Anzini of Stroudsburg.  DUMEUS will appear for a preliminary hearing at a later date before MDJ Anzini.

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