A woman police constable attached to the Caye Caulker Police Station, 36-year-old Jennie Tanner, was taken to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Friday, August 16th, to face an extortion charge. Christopher John Graham is accusing the officer of intimidating him and demanding $100 in cash and two margarita drinks from him on December 11th, 2012.

Before Magistrate Clive Lino, Tanner was read a charge of extortion to which she pleaded not guilty. Bail was offered in the sum of $2,000 plus one surety of the same amount. The matter is set for trial on September 30th.

The Guardian