Uni Professor Charged After Allegedly Sending Threatening Letters To Herself
A Sydney science academic has been charged after allegedly orchestrating a fake harassment campaign against herself.
Police alleged the science professor at the University of Technology Sydney sent herself four threatening letters since May, which she claimed were prompted by a university course being cancelled.
The woman made a police report, claiming that along with the letters, clothing had been left on her car in Sydney's south and also sent to a business in Haymarket.
Officers said the professor also told police a number of clothing items had been stolen from her backyard.
Following an extensive police investigation, a 49-year-old woman was arrested at a university in Sydney on November 15.
Police have charged the woman with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception, give false information person/property in danger, and false representation resulting in police investigation.
She was granted bail and will appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday.
“UTS is aware that charges have been laid against a member of staff," a university spokesperson told 10 daily.
"The university is assisting the police with their investigation and also providing support to our community. As this matter is before the courts we cannot make further comment.”