A Loveland woman has been indicted in the alleged extortion of a man she knew professionally over the past five years.
Evonne Dudley, 49, was indicted on one count of extortion, according to a list released today by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
“Dudley threatened to expose her personal relationship with a man unless he agreed to pay her thousands of dollars. He made several payments over the time period specified by the indictment, until he reported the issue to law enforcement approximately one month ago,” Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said in a text message.
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According to a description provided with the indictment listing, the alleged extortion began in January 2013 and continued until this month in Deerfield Twp.
Fornshell added the alleged victim paid her “several thousand dollars” before going to the authorities and said Dudley and the alleged victim knew each other professionally but didn’t work for the same company.
Dudley is to be arraigned on Sept. 14 in Warren County Common Pleas Court.
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Dudley was charged on Aug. 2 in Mason Municipal Court and released on $5,000 bond. She could not be reached for comment.