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Manchester woman pleads guilty in extortion case

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 1:35 PMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester:

One of the five alleged extortionists who was arrested and charged for participation in an extortion ring targeting businesses in the central region, pleaded guilty when she appeared before the Manchester Parish Court yesterday.

She is 24-year-old Careba Salmon of a Mandeville address.

Salmon is believed to have served as an on-the-ground agent, contacting and  photographing targeted businesses.

Salmon pleaded guilty on six counts of conspiracy to extort.

The court ordered that her fingerprints be taken and a social inquiry report be done.

She is to return to the Manchester Parish Court on April 21 for sentencing.

Meanwhile, the other four accused - 64-year-old Sheila Smith of Free Town Clarendon; 21-year-old Beko March, also of Free Town; 21-year-old Keeno Powell and 20-year-old Sandre Bogle, both of Top Hill, Manchester - who were charged with six counts of extortion and six counts of conspiracy to extort were remanded when they appeared in the Manchester Parish Court last Friday.

They are to reappear in court on April 19.