Extortion, in common law, an act of a public official who uses his or her position to obtain money or property illegally. Many states define the crime more broadly to include blackmail and similar acts committed by anyone.
Every once in a while, we read about an amazing heist that required skill, cunning and thought. But for every one of those, there are those that fail horribly.
In the park. On the bus. At the mall. At your job. Is there any place you can go and not be watched? After reading this article, you may agree the answer is "no."