Criminal Extortion in Denver, Douglas, and Arapahoe County is charged when a person causes financial hardship on another by performing an unlawful act. A man is facing Extortion charges after he repeatedly set up dates, only to dine and dash. According to the report, the man would use dating apps to set up dates with women. He would meet with the women, eat and drink at the restaurant, and then slip out before paying – leaving his dates to foot the bill. All in all, he is accused of scamming about $950 out of his dates. He was arrested and charged with Extortion.
Jefferson County Extortion Attorney: Definition of Criminal Extortion in Adams County
The Jefferson and Adams County, Colorado law definition of Criminal Extortion – C.R.S. 18-3-207 – is:
“(1) A person commits criminal extortion if:
(a) The person, without legal authority and with the intent to induce another person against that other person's will to perform an act or to refrain from performing a lawful act, makes a substantial threat to confine or restrain, cause economic hardship or bodily injury to, or damage the property or reputation of, the threatened person or another person; and
(b) The person threatens to cause the results described in paragraph (a) of this subsection (1) by:
(I) Performing or causing an unlawful act to be performed; or
(II) Invoking action by a third party, including, but not limited to, the state or any of its political subdivisions, whose interests are not substantially related to the interests pursued by the person making the threat.”
Because the man set up the dates, knowing he was going to be scamming the girls out of their money (basically, Theft), which caused an economic hardship on them, he was charged with this crime.
Sentence for Criminal Extortion in Douglas County
Criminal Extortion is a class 4 felony in Douglas County, which is punishable by 2 to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $500,000 in fines. This would not included restitution, which is the money the victims would request to cover any damages or losses related to the crime.
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