Couple Charged With Extorting Money From Elderly Woman

A married couple is due in a Northampton County court Monday on charges they extorted money from an elderly woman.

Mary and Charlie King reportedly took around $117,000 from the woman. Court records show Mary King is charged with larceny by employee and extortion. Charlie King is charged with conspiracy.

The Roanoke Chowan News Herald says Mary worked for an 83-year-old, as an assistant in her home, and started demanding the woman sign blank checks.

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  • by trow the book at them Location: Havelock on Oct 12, 2009 at 04:53 PM
    what a shame was the ladys name kathy of Newport . wow crazy people that cant do honest work for pay .them rob a elderly woman . i be shure there has been other's before and not the first
  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2009 at 04:25 PM
    ok she did wrong she derserves anything that she gets but what if her husband didnt kknow what if he thought she was getting lump some of money from somewhere.She probably made somthing up and probably didnt tell him the truth
  • by kj Location: williamston on Oct 12, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    that wasnt a very nice thing to do the older lady im sure if they needed something and ask the old lady she would have giving it to them thats called preying on the elderly would they want that to happen to their parents NOOP
  • by No1 on Oct 12, 2009 at 10:56 AM
    Gezzz Knowbody can spel on dis paje.
  • by plain talk on Oct 12, 2009 at 10:46 AM
    why is everyone trying to correct the grammar of one person (even though he/she did put it up)? seems no one is really interested in the story.
  • by Dave Location: area on Oct 12, 2009 at 09:46 AM
    Amazingly you bicker over proper english... gezzzz when this woman was robbed... just another part of our sick society huh... my question... will they be hung?
  • by Willie Earl Location: NC on Oct 12, 2009 at 08:28 AM
    Wonder if she has children? If so, where were they?
  • by MJ Location: Washington on Oct 12, 2009 at 07:24 AM
    "A married couple is due" is absolutely correct. A "couple", while indicating two people, is a singular noun.
  • by anon Location: Ktown on Oct 12, 2009 at 07:15 AM
    To ktowner: YOU are the one who should learn proper English. The word couple is a singular noun and therefore should be used with "is" and not "are".
  • by Heh... Location: here... on Oct 12, 2009 at 07:09 AM
    ktowner.... when referring to the 'married couple' as a single entity, "is" is correct. If it had been '...a couple of people...,' then "are" would be correct. Keep checking, though... I tend to look out for grammatical errors (note: typos are excluded) in news articles on both websites and newsprint.
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