Troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested a Vidalia woman for attempting to extort money from her parents.
On February 22, 2012, detectives assigned to the Lake Charles field office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations received information regarding a possible kidnapping. Investigators learned that Tabitha Fisher, 25, of Vidalia, LA contacted her mother and father stating that she was going to be killed if they did not wire $350 to a business in Sulphur, LA. Fisher then contacted her parents again and told them to wire the money to a business in Westlake, LA.
Troopers determined Fisher was not in danger and that she invented the story in an effort to obtain money from her parents. Fisher was located in a hotel room in Westlake, LA. During questioning, she produced a syringe from inside her pants then ran to the door in an attempt to escape from investigators.
Fisher was arrested for extortion, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest. She was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center.
If convicted of all charges, Fisher faces up to 16 years in prison and a $1,000 fine.