FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
(857) 386-2905
November 27, 2018

FBI Announces $10,000 Reward for Information About Multiple Extortion Attempts in Hollis, New Hampshire

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individual, or individuals, behind multiple extortion attempts, harassment, and animal cruelty inflicted upon a family and their farm known as Rickety Ranch in Hollis, New Hampshire.

The family received multiple extortion letters that were sent in an attempt to collect $250,000. In exchange for the payment, the sender offered to spare the family from harm and claimed to be capable of settling their ongoing disputes with the Town of Hollis, New Hampshire.

In addition to the letters, the family was the target of various attacks over the last two years. Thousands of dollars in damage was done to their property, including their vehicles and barn. Multiple acts of animal cruelty were also committed on the farm.

“The vicious shakedown of this family and the use of violence to intimidate them will not be tolerated. We’re asking anyone with information about who is terrorizing them to come forward and share that information with us so we can put a stop to it and bring whoever is responsible to justice,” said Harold H. Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division, which covers all of New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

The FBI is offering a monetary reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location, arrest, and prosecution of the individual or individuals responsible for these crimes. Anyone with information should call the FBI Boston Division at (857) 386-2000. Tips can be submitted at tips.fbi.gov.