A Columbus man has been indicted on federal charges after authorities say he harassed people online.
Scottie L. Boykin, 47, has been charged with three counts of uttering counterfeit obligations (money) and one count each of blackmail and stalking.
According to the indictment, Boykin passed more than $4,500 in counterfeit money to an individual on Sept. 13. In a separate transaction, he allegedly passed $2,000 in counterfeit money to another individual.
The second individual was also the victim of blackmail and stalking by Boykin, according to court documents. Between Dec. 14, 2017, and Jan. 1, 2018, Boykin allegedly extorted the victim by threatening her reputation. That same month, he stalked her online, according to the indictment.
Boykin pleaded not guilty at his initial appearance Monday. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years imprisonment for the counterfeit charges, two years imprisonment for the blackmail charge and five years imprisonment for the stalking charge.
Boykin has a court date in Oxford on April 8.
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