Joana Krah, who faked a kidnapping incident last week in Takoradi in the Western Region has been jailed for six years.
The 29-year-old woman faked her abduction but confessed after she realised that the incident had been reported to the police.
She told authorities that she did it in a bid to extort GH¢5,000 from her adopted father.
She handed herself to police after she realised that her plot would not materialize.
She was charged with deceiving a public officer and publication of fake news.