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3 charged after Kingston-area taxi driver robbed, held at ransom: OPP

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Police say victim was not injured during the incident – Nov 26, 2020

OPP have charged three people for allegedly holding a Kingston-area taxi driver at ransom earlier this month.

Frontenac OPP say they received a report from a local cab driver on Nov. 14, saying they were threatened, assault and held at ransom by a customer at a home on Battersea Road.

OPP say cash was stolen from the cab driver’s taxi, and then he was taken to another location where more funds were allegedly extorted from a coworker.

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The taxi driver was not injured during the incident.

On Monday, OPP  executed a search warrant at a home on Battersea Road, where two people were arrested.

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The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating an alleged robbery and extortion incident.

Jamie Edward Smith, 50 of South Frontenac, is facing the following charges:

  • uttering threats cause death or bodily harm
  • uttering threats- damage to property
  • forcible confinement
  • robbery with theft
  • extortion
  • conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to a prohibition order
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Kelly Ann McGlennon, 47 of South Frontenac has been charged with:

  • forcible confinement
  • robbery with theft
  • extortion
  • conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to a prohibition order

On Wednesday, OPP arrested a third person allegedly involved in the incident, 26-year-old Scott Stephen McCallan of Kingston, who was charged with:

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  • forcible confinement
  • robbery with theft
  • extortion
  • conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • failure to comply with a probation order

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