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Three arrested on extortion charges after fake kidnapping

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The Birmingham Police Department has arrested three men in an extortion investigation.

Monday, a victim told officers drug dealers kidnapped his friend on Feb. 17 and held him for ransom. The victim said he delivered money to the suspects, but they said it wasn't enough.

Investigators found the suspects, who admitted they had planned the story with the victim's friend.

30-year-old Dennis Niebruegge, 46-year-old Michelle Byars and 45-year-old Anthony Wiley are all facing a count of extortion each. They are being held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

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