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Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Md. man charged with extortion

By Associated Press

A Frederick man faces extortion, theft and burglary charges for allegedly stealing $2,200 from his former employer and then demanding $5,000 more.

Police said Tuesday that 54-year-old Patrick Plunkard threatened to destroy the Cozy Inn in Thurmont unless owner Gerald Freeze paid up.

Court documents state that Plunkard has confessed to the crimes.

Police say Plunkard worked the reception desk at the Cozy Inn from August to September. They say he burglarized a safe there in November.

Police say they caught Plunkard on Monday at a money drop location in Frederick's Baker Park.

Plunkard is being held on $60,000 bond.

By Associated Press  | January 19, 2011; 11:48 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Comments

The Cozy Inn is a great resteraunt. If you are in the Thurmont area for any reason, it's a nice place to eat. Especially if you are interested in American History and Camp David.

Posted by: MarilynManson | January 19, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Marilyn,
Completely agree...excellent food, nice atmosphere and reasonably priced. Also some great places in Emmitsburg like The Ott House and The Carriage House.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | January 19, 2011 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Marilyn,
Completely agree...excellent food, nice atmosphere and reasonably priced. Also some great places in Emmitsburg like The Ott House and The Carriage House.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | January 19, 2011 2:01 PM | Report abuse

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