On June 8, federal officers were compelled to drop charges against David Voelkert, 38, after claims that he placed a GPS device in his ex wife’s car to track her movements were proven false. The evidence engineered against Voelkert was perpetrated by his ex wife, Angela, 29, under the ruse of a phony Facebook account where she poses as a 17 year old girl. The Facebook account was a ploy to extract information from her ex husband that she could use against him in their ongoing child custody battle. Unbeknownst to Angela, David deduced her ruse and played along with it, as a means of gaining evidence of Angela’s attempts to “tamper in his life.”
Under the pseudonym Jessica Studebaker, Angela engaged David in conversation over a period of time where David sent messages expressing his desire to find someone to “take care of Angela,” and suggested that “Studebaker” find someone at her school who would “put a cap in her ass for $10,000.” The messages also contains David’s confessions of the tracking device and his concerns of the “teen” being arrested as an accessory “to all this.” Angela then turned over all messages to the authorities while seeking a restraining order from her ex husband. The content of the messages led to David’s immediate arrest. He spent four days in custody until federal prosecutors moved to drop all charges against him.
David proved to the authorities that he was aware of Angela’s Facebook ruse and merely played along as a means to prove her guilt. He presented FBI agents with a May 25, notarized affadivit in which he states: “ I am lying to this person to gain positive proof that it is indeed my ex-wife trying to again tamper in my life. “In no way do I have plans to leave with my children or do any harm to Angela Dawn Voelkert or anyone else.” The Facebook messages where David seemingly incriminates himself came six days after his affidavit, therefore solidifying his innocence. Federal investigators thoroughly confirmed the legitimacy of the document by interviewing the bank employee who notarized it.
Following these events, the Judge signed an order dismissing the case against David Voelkert. The Studebaker account still remains on Facebook.
Source: The Smoking Gun
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