A Statesville woman is facing extortion charges
The Iredell County Sheriffs Office says 41 year old Cornelia Baker befriended a victim while working with them. The victim was convinced by Baker that they had done something to harm someone and the injured party was in the hospital. Baker convinced the victim that they would go to jail if they did not pay the medical bills. Baker extorted approximately $15,000 from the victim over a six-month period spanning from November of 2015 through April of this year.
On June 4, Baker was arrested and jailed under a $20,000 secured bond