A woman who police say made beer ads online about herself has been charged with four counts of making a false statement, and a fourth count of tampering with a public record.
Katherine J. Thomas, 31, is charged with a felony count of making false statements to a government entity and two counts of tampering a public records, according to a news release from the Lake County, Illinois, Police Department.
Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. on Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court.
She’s also charged with two counts for making a “false statement” to a governmental entity, according the release.
Thomas was charged with those charges on Monday.
According to the news release, Thomas admitted to making the ads.
She told police she did so because she had been drinking, and she thought it would get her high.
The ads she posted online appeared to be for beers, with some of the ads offering a drink code that would show you a beer that had a higher ABV than the standard 12.5 percent.
She said she was doing this to sell more beer, according a police report.
“She is a very intelligent person and has a lot of good qualities,” Lake County District Attorney John E. Murphy Jr. said in the news report.
“This is a pretty serious offense.”
Police arrested Thomas in December after a woman said she saw Thomas make beer ads on Facebook.
A month later, police found Thomas in her home in the suburb of Rockford.