Three Arrested in Sac County Extortion Attempt

The Sac County Sheriff's Office says three people are facing charges after attempting to extort a man for over $55,000. Sheriff Ken McClure says 36 year-old Carroll resident Andrew Menken and 39 year-old Buckingham resident Jason Heffelmeier appeared in Sac County Magistrate Court earlier this week on charges of Extortion and 2nd degree Theft. 23 year-old Carroll resident Elizabeth Aschinger will appear in court Friday on a charge of Conspiracy to Commit Extortion. On April 8, a Sac County resident reported that an unknown male told him he would turn over items that could be of embarrassment to the victim in exchange for $55,500. On April 13, a money drop was made in Boone and a surveillance team converged on McHose Park. The suspects eluded capture, but the bait money was recovered.

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Locations : Sac County
People : Andrew MenkenBuckinghamCarrollElizabeth AschingerJason HeffelmeierKen McClure