A Michigan woman is facing numerous charges for allegedly catfishing and harassing her own daughter.

SEE ALSO:  Bad Baby Formula Leads Michigan Parents to Baby's Early Cancer Diagnosis

Authorities say Kendra Licari sent thousands of hateful and harassing messages to her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend.

David Barberi is the Prosecuting Attorney in Isabella County. He says the woman began sending the messages in early 2021 and that the number of messages sent is in the tens of thousands.

"We had tens of thousands of text messages, whether they were messages that were just for her daughter or some of her daughter's friends," Barberi tells ABC News. "And, you know, the digital footprint was just insane."


Messages Continued Even After Her Daughter Blew the Whistle

Licari's daughter and her boyfriend's parents reported the harassment to authorities, but she continued to send texts even after her identity was discovered. Licari is said to have used software that would make it appear the harassing texts originated from her daughter's classmates.

"Even when we realized that it wasn't a kid, we weren't expecting that it would be a parent," Beal City Public Schools Superintendent William Chilman said. "When they informed us later in the spring that they were suspecting that it possibly was her, it was as a shock to all of us, I think everybody involved."


Mom Faces Four Felonies

When confronted, Licari admitted that she was behind the text message but hasn't provided a reason for her behavior.

Licari is currently facing four felony counts, each carrying the possibility of several years in prison.

Inside Michigan's Most Expensive Airbnb

Located inside a historic building in the heart of the city, The Turret in Ann Arbor is considered the most expensive Airbnb in Michigan with a rate of $5000 per night. The Tribeca-styled loft offers fantastic views, artistic decor, and 2500 square feet of space for guests. There's also a private rooftop deck to enjoy. Take a look inside.

Midland's John Pratt Mosaic House

Just outside of Midland is the childhood home of gifted artist John Pratt. The home is adorned with shimmering bits of broken glass, china, and mirrored tiles that create a window into Pratt's creative soul.

Pratt suffered from mental illness and as part of his recovery, decorated the outside walls of the home with murals that, in the words of this website, "represented his illness, his re-discovered zest for living, and his beliefs about tolerance and unconditional love."

Since his death, the home has been owned and maintained by Creative 360 which offers guided tours of the premises. Our thanks to Ashley Cottrell who provided the pictures below.

LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?

Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.

More From Cars 108