Recently the police have been using social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to help them catch criminals. Fortunately for the police, they've had an even easier time finding lawbreakers thanks to those voluntarily posting on social media outlets. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Criminal Fails on Social Media that have occurred over the past few years. Read up on these internet-savvy* criminals; their stories are sure to have you shaking your head with embarrassment.

*Just kidding, they're terrible at the Internet.

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