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I am concerned that she is blackmailing me and will call all kiinds of organizations which could make my life difficult till we get everything straightened out. I would like to tell her that the treats she has made are blackmail which is a class F felony in NC and she could go to prison. I haven't done anything wrong, but she could sure stir the pot till I am exhonorated.
Hello Ok. Well, only you know if her comments are "threats" or if they will produce evidence of you doing anything wrong. And if she is threatening you to try to black mail you, then it is a crime. I suggest you can write her a letter and state that you will not be threatened with blackmail. That it is a crime and that if she continues you will have no choice but to go to the police. And she is Hereby put on Notice to Cease and Desist. Mail that letter certified with a return receipt requested. If she continues then go to the police and put and end to it.
Which police do I go to Alaska where the work was done, NC where she resides, or Phoenix where I am presently?
Can this be done by mail or phone or does it have to be in person? They are thinking of returning to Alaska for the winter. How does this affect where I press charges?
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