SANFORD — A woman arrested on Monday on a felony extortion charge is expected to make her first court appearance on Wednesday afternoon.

Candace Hallczuk

Sanford Police say Candace Hallczuk, 30, of Sanford, was taken into custody following a call to police at about 2:45 p.m. Monday.

Police were called by an individual who reported possible harassment, but the investigation turned up grounds for a different charge.

Sanford Deputy Police Chief Tim Strout said police allege Hallczuk “did commit theft by extortion by receiving money after threatening the victim to provide information that would substantially harm the victim’s personal relationships.”

The amount of money allegedly extorted from the victim was not disclosed.

Hallczuk was taken into custody and transported to York County Jail without incident, said Strout.

Theft by extortion is a class C crime, which carries a maximum prison term of five years.

A York County Jail corrections officer on Wednesday morning said Hallczuk is being held without bail. Her first court appearance will be made by video from the jail to Springvale District Court.

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