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Police: Woman threatens to accuse doctor of fraud for money

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Shelia Perry (Source: Florence Police) Shelia Perry (Source: Florence Police)

Florence Police arrested a woman accused of threatening a doctor in order to get money.

Police said Shelia Perry threatened a doctor that she would accuse him of Medicare fraud if he did not give her $10,000.

The doctor contacted police. She showed up to the office on Wednesday to collect the money. The doctor was not there so she told a nurse she would be back Thursday at 10 a.m. to collect the money.

The nurse contacted police. When she arrived on Thursday, she confronted the doctor and he handed her an envelope with what she believed to be a check.

Officers were in the adjoining room and arrested her.

Perry is charged with extortion.

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