11/23/2013 10:59 am ET Updated Nov 25, 2013

Jennifer Chirico Made Bomb Threats Because She Was Late For Court In Connecticut: Attorneys

A woman made seven anonymous bomb threat calls to court houses, law enforcement agencies and newsrooms all because she was late for her own hearing, police say.

On Friday, Jennifer Chirico, 30, admitted to making the threats back in March, according to the Hartford Courant.

Federal prosecutors say Chirico wanted to postpone her hearing for a minor criminal charge. On March 8, she and others reportedly told several agencies that she had set up bombs due to explode that morning. She attempted to disguise her voice on the phone.

She targeted courts in Waterbury, Hartford and New Haven.

No bombs were found at the sites, but Chirico was arrested and released on $10,000 bond at the time. It remains unclear whether her unnamed accomplice will be charged.

When she was confronted by detectives, she reportedly said her accomplice persuaded her to commit the crime after her friend promised to give her a ride to court, but overslept.

She faces one count of telephonic bomb threats, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000, Patch reports.



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