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Aug 25, 2008

Health Inspector charged for extorting from Chinese

There are frequent reports of extortion of Chinese businessmen and today police have one culprit in hand, a health inspector, who was arrested and charged for the crime of Extortion on Friday. Forty-four year old Jerome Gill of the Indianville Area, Punta Gorda Town is accused of extorting money from Chinese businessman, twenty-nine year old Weijun Tan. Tan reported to Police that on August fifteenth, he was approached by Gill who threatened to close down his restaurant and revoke his food handler’s license if he did not hand over five hundred dollars. Tan took caution and gave him three hundred dollar bills with marked serial numbers and following rapid response by police, the money was quickly recovered.

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