Police: Craigslist encounter leads to extortion arrest

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Posted: Sep 23, 2016 12:01 PM

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a woman who met a man on Craigslist and tried to extort money from him after having sex with him and then claiming to be a minor.

The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/2d3t2d0 ) reports Delray Beach police arrested Vanessa Hall on Wednesday on extortion-related charges for demanding money from the man after they'd had sex. Police say Hall — whose actual age is 28 — told the man that she was only 17 and then threatened to turn him in to police unless he took her shopping.

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The victim spent $7,000 on Hall, but later contacted police after she demanded $3,500 for a down payment on a car.

The report said the two met on Craigslist in August. Hall was jailed on $10,000 bond.

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com