Cochrane RCMP charge Calgary woman with extortion

Cochrane, Alberta – In October of 2022, RCMP received a report of an individual attempting to extort money from the victim and threatening to release to the public a reportedly fake video.

After a lengthily investigation, on May 17, 2023, RCMP with the assistance of the Calgary Police Service executed a search warrant at a property in Calgary.

As a result of the search, RCMP seized:

· a prohibited hand gun stored with prohibited loaded magazines

· ammunition

· computers

· cell phones

· computer tablets

After continued investigation, on Aug. 17, 2023, Cochrane RCMP arrested Calgary resident, Andrea Petzold (42). Petzold has been charged with:

· Extortion

· Uttering threats

· Possession of prohibited firearm

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon (x2)

Petzold was taken before a justice of the peace and released from custody with her next court date set for Aug. 25, 2023 at the Alberta Court of Justice in Calgary.

Cochrane RCMP

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