Preston Kelley is from Shoals, AL and 24 years old. One would think that if he needed some money, he might just go out and get a job. Or if he had one, maybe get a second job...instead, he tried to extort his grandma.
On Monday, he texted his grandmother asking for help and sent her a photo of him that looked as though he was tied up. He said his captors needed $1,000 to return him safely.
His grandmother, scared for her grandson's safety, called the police. They looked into and said the whole thing was a fraud. He was never in danger. He's now being charged with extortion.