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Cleaning woman indicted for extortion

August 13, 2007

Thomasville-- Police say 32-year-old Montoya Watkins was hired to do household chores for two mentally disabled men who lived together in Thomasville.

Watkins was fired after being suspected of stealing, but because she was familiar with the victims, continued to extort money from them.   "She would make phone calls, a series of phone calls throughout the night, very early in the morning, waking them up, catching them off guard, making threats," explains Detective Toby Knifer of the Thomasville Police Department.

Police say Watkins took over a thousand dollars from the men over a years time.  Her indictment includes one count of theft by extortion, two counts of exploitation of disabled adults, and three counts of theft by deception.

 

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