Wireless communications expert witness and FBI Special Agent William Shute recently worked on the case of Bonnie Sweeten, a Bucks County mother who faked a carjacking-kidnapping in May and two days later was taken into custody at Disney World with her nine-year-old daughter.
Sweeten had told emergency dispatchers that she and her daughter were snatched in the middle of the day Tuesday by two men who rear-ended her SUV in suburban Philadelphia. He said Philadelphia police contacted the expert witness within five minutes after they had received the 911 call from Sweeten reporting she and her daughter had been carjacked. Using his expertise on cell towers, “we knew within an hour that she was lying” because the call bounced off a cell tower some 16 miles away from where she said she was, said Shute.
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