Remember Nikki Reid, the girl who wanted to get Mr. Weiner to be her prom date at Hollywood High School (@starchild111)? Both she and one of Weiner's other Twitter friends were invented:
...there is no evidence that either girl exists. There is no Nikki Reid or Marianela Alicea enrolled at Hollywood High School. In response to requests from a reporter from the blog Mediate, a woman claiming to be Nikki Reid’s mother provided documentation to substantiate her identity and her daughter’s identity. But records show the street address the woman provided does not list anyone named Reid as an occupant. State officials in California have confirmed that the driver’s license this woman provided to Mediaite was false, as well.
The two girls contacted Mediate.com, who referred to them as "Betty" and "Veronica" to protect their identities. A woman who called herself Betty's mother also contacted Mediate. However, when Christopher, the writer, asked for verification of Betty's identity it turned out to be fake.
The sources known as Betty, Veronica, and Mrs. Betty, in fact, appear to be the same person(s) who opened and ran the corresponding Twitter accounts, but their real life identities do not match the documentation they provided to our reporter.
Eventually, all three stopped contacting Mr. Christopher.
As part of their ongoing, independent investigations into this story, Christopher and Jennifer Preston have now verified that the driver’s license produced by Betty’s mother was fictitious. Christopher provided the driver’s license to Preston, who confirmed with California state officials that it was a fake. The identities of Betty, her mother, and Veronica are still unknown, as are their motivations.
Was it Darryl Issa?