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Oklahoma City woman charged with attempted extortion

Rosa E. Montenegro, 42, threatened to kill the family of a woman unless she was paid $18,000, police said.
by Tim Willert Published: November 29, 2012

A woman is accused of threatening to kill another woman and her family unless she was paid $18,000, court papers show.

Rosa Elena Montenegro, 42, of Oklahoma City, was charged Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court with attempted extortion.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Montenegro first confronted Clemencia Tamayo on Sept. 26 at Tamayo's home in the 1300 block of S Blackwelder Avenue.

Tamayo said Montenegro accused her son of stealing $18,000 from Montenegro's house, and told her that if the money wasn't returned “people would start taking (Tamayo's) kids and people would start dying,” police reported.

Montenegro visited Tamayo's house several times over the next few days, police said.

During one of those visits, Tamayo's friend recorded a conversation in which Montenegro is heard telling Tamayo that “people were going to start dying if Montenegro didn't get her money back,” according to the affidavit.

A warrant was issued last month for Montenegro's arrest.

She pleaded guilty in May to a drug possession charge and received a 10-year suspended sentence, court records show. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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