LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - A New Jersey man has been found guilty of extorting money from a city restaurant owner by beating the man and threatening to kill him and his family.
A jury on Friday convicted 33-year-old Decee Karngbaye of three counts of robbery, conspiracy, and two counts of theft by extortion, according to Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman's family.
Karngbaye will be sentenced after a background check is completed. He is in Lancaster County Prison on $2 million bail.
Authorities said Karngbaye and another New Jersey man, 35-year-old Cole Williams, randomly targeted the victim and demanded cash from him three times in May 2015; twice in his restaurant and once in an East Lampeter Township hotel room.
They ultimately took about $15,000 from the victim.
Williams remains at large. In 2014, he was sentenced to 27 months in prison for scheming $329,000 from five businessmen in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download the ABC27 News App and the ABC27 Weather App for your phone and tablet.