A Hants County, N.S. woman who was originally charged with two counts of extortion has been handed a conditional discharge with probation after pleading guilty to fraud.
Tasha Nicole Farmer pleaded not guilty earlier this year to charges of inducing a man with threats to expose an extramarital affair with the intent to obtain the sum of $2,700; and threatening to publish a defamatory libel – a notice of an extramarital affair – on Facebook, with the intent to extort money from a man.
The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to fraud and was given a conditional discharge with one year of probation.
Farmer was fined $200 in victim surcharges.
The woman committed the offence in Windsor between August 29 and December 3, 2016.
Read more at Hants Journal
This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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