Correction: The two individuals who were arrested are a male and a female, not two men as was written in the informational brief above. We apologize for the error and any associated inconvenience.
Two people allegedly invited to Hermosa Beach City Treasurer David Cohn's house to give him a massage are facing attempted extortion charges, it was reported Friday.
Gustavo Ceron, 29, and Yuritsi M. Garcia, 26, were arrested Tuesday and charged with trying to extort money from Cohn, according to Sandi Gibbons of the District Attorney's Office.
Cohn apparently called the couple about a massage and invited them to his Hermosa Beach house, the Los Angeles Times reported. She said Ceron or Garcia stole an iPad and both tried to extort money from him.
Ceron and Garcia were arrested in Maywood, where they live, and booked on suspicion of theft and attempted extortion, said Steve Johnson, interim Hermosa police chief, declining to say what the pair wanted from Cohn.
Ceron and Garcia pleaded not guilty to the charges and remain jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail each.