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Paul Iera, 36, from Wollongong, New South Wales, was sentenced to a three-year community corrections order at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to making up a fanciful story to cover up his cheating. The tiler was also ordered to pay more than $16,000 in compensation to New South Wales police, who spent 200 hours investigating the hoax, according to the Illawara Mercury. Iera left his house just before New Year’s Eve, at 11:45 p.m. on December 31, and told his partner that he was going to meet his “financial guy” in Dapto , south of Wollongong. However, his partner received a text message stating that Iera had been kidnapped. The texts say: ‘[name of Iera’s partner] is ‘[name]’ thanks for sending me Paul, now revenge is a damn goodbye. ‘But I’m going to be fare (sic) OK, we’ll keep him with us until the morning when (sic) he gives us his bike, we call it square, no one will touch it, you have my word darling, OK.’ Iera allowed his partner to believe he was being held hostage for a $7,000 dirt bike.
Paul Iera is 36 years old.
Fearing for his well-being, he contacted the police. Detectives immediately began investigating, and officers closely watched security cameras and spoke with witnesses. The next morning, police conducted a “high-risk vehicle stop” on Iera’s van, believing they were holding him hostage inside, but only he was inside, according to The Illawara Star. Iera then told him He told police his extravagant lie that he had been captured by “unknown men from the Middle East.” However, his story fell apart 12 days later after police located CCTV footage showing he had spent the night with the sex worker’s mistress. Magistrate Michael Ong admonished Iera’s “abhorrent behaviour”. “You decided to send alarming and scary messages to your partner so you could spend more time with another partner,” Mr Ong said. ‘You thought it would be a great way to do it. Any reasonable person would have gone to the police and that’s exactly what happened.’ Iera must also perform 350 hours of community service. He was fined and sentenced to a concurrent community order for three unrelated charges relating to the possession of unauthorized weapons and ammunition. Daily Mail Australia has approached Iera for comment.