What would you do if you came across an unattended cell phone in a public place? Let's say you turn on said phone, browse through its content, and realize it contains privileged information about your favorite (or most hated) reality TV stars. Now what would you do?
Well, that's exactly what happened to two women in Florida, and they tried to cash in.
Sonia A. Brown, 35, and Chloe M. McQueen, 23, found an iPhone, came to realize it belongs to an employee of True Entertainment, the reality TV production company that produces Real Housewives of Atlanta, Don't Be Tardy, The Kandi Factory, and many more, and tried to extort $3,000 from the company.
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According to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Sonia and Chloe called two numbers on the phone, including a female executive at True Entertainment (who does not want to be named), and asked for $3,000 in exchange for the phone. The schemers added, if the money wasn't paid, the reality TV stars' dirty little secrets would be sold to TMZ.
The executive played got, agreed to pay the money, and set up a meeting for the exchange. Then, she promptly contacted the authorities, which led to Sonia and Chloe's arrest.
Both women admitted to taking part in the extortion of True Entertainment, though neither one took responsibility for masterminding the scheme. In the end, both Sonia and Chloe were charged with extortion. However, Chloe was also charged with possession of stolen property, as the phone was in her possession when the arrest was made.
Eek! What kind of information do you think was on that phone? And about whom? I bet TMZ is bummed!
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