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Woman Charged With Extortion Over Online Date Hook-Up

A woman who allegedly extorted thousand from a man she met through an online dating site will face court on Monday.

The North West Telegraph reported the 31-year-old had met the man, aged in his 50s, online in early January before the pair developed a relationship.

Police said the woman, who had two aliases, began demanding money from the man later that month via text.

Over a six-week period, its alleged the man had handed over more than $6000 to the woman.

She was charged with making several threats of extortion as well as drug-related offences and will appear in the South Hedland Magistrates Court on April 23.

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