Woman arrested for extorting former lover for protection against ‘mafia’GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A jilted woman was arrested on March 15 after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office …
Woman arrested for extorting former lover for protection against ‘mafia’
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A jilted woman was arrested on March 15 after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said she extorted a former lover for protection against the “mafia.”
Kristina Michele Fanning, 48, of Overland Park, Kansas, was charged on March 16 with extortion, making threats and grand theft after she became angry the victim wouldn’t end his marriage. Fanning told the victim she needed money because the mafia or a cartel threatened to kidnap her, the victim and his family, according to the arrest report.
Fanning was angry because she said she had an affair with the victim while they lived in Kansas. The affair ended when the victim and his wife moved to Florida. Fanning eventually moved to Florida, too.
The victim paid $1,000 for protection to Fanning last November, according to CCSO. On Jan. 15, the victim paid another $10,000. Ten days later, Fanning said the mafia wanted $2,000 to make sure the victim’s daughter wouldn’t be kidnapped and another $1,000 to keep his wife safe. The demands for money were sent in emails.
CCSO said Fanning also is accused of telling the victim the “mafia” needed to see them in public acting like a loving couple.
While being questioned, CCSO said Fanning admitted she developed a plan to extort money from the man in an effort to spend more time with him.
Fanning’s bond was set at $75,006.
Fugitive extradited from Spain to face molestation charge
JACKSONVILLE – A 72-year-old man from Middleburg was extradited from Rota, Spain, back to Clay County to face a two-year-old charge of molesting a minor who was younger than 12.
Ronald Anthony Macedo was taken into custody at Jacksonville International Airport on March 21 by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service and Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force after he was caught in Spain and returned to the United States.
He originally was charged with molestation in October 2020 after deputies said he inappropriately touched a minor twice between Aug. 6, 2002, and Oct. 28, 2008.
A warrant was issued 15 months ago after he apparently fled.
Now that he’s back at the Clay County Jail, he’s being held without bond.
Parolee re-arrested for
making 45 fraudulent credit card charges
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A man already on probation was re-arrested on March 21 for violating conditions of his release for illegally using a credit card and for a new batch of fraudulent credit card charges.
Anthony Ray Madron, 36, was charged with violating probation and sent to the Clay County Jail without bond. He also was charged with using his mother’s credit card at least 45 times around the Keystone Heights area without her knowledge.
According to the arrest report, Madron was on probation for committing fraud with a credit card on Oct. 11, 2021. He failed to report to his probation officer four times between Oct. 18, 2021, and Jan. 11.