Pair Facing Extortion Charge After Trying to Fleece Cellphone Owner

Woman Lost Her Cell, Alleged Bad Guys Found It

Here’s a pair of alleged thieves who didn’t think it through.

A woman forgot her cellphone in the back of a taxi in Innisfil back in mid-June, then called her phone, only to hear two voices on the other end. She was told she could only get her phone back after paying a sum of money.

She made arrangements to meet the suspects, but instead went to police to report the incident, which made it easy to bring in the two 18-year-old men. The pair, from Toronto and Aurora, are facing a number of charges including Extortion, Theft, and Possession of Stolen Property.