A New Rochelle man was charged with grand larceny
after he allegedly tried to extort $25,000 from Lil Kim, in return for forking
over her diamond "Queen Bee" necklace.
John Acheson, 31, was charged with two counts
of attempted grand larceny and attempted coercion and is facing up to four years
Acheson called Kim’s attorney, Mel Sachs on
June 23, stating that that he had her missing necklace.
Acheson said that "he would return the necklace
if he were paid $5,000 up front and the balance of $20,000 at a meeting,"
said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
The jewelry was subsequently found in wrapped
in a rag in a United Airlines employee locker room.
Police have yet to arrest anyone in the actual
theft of the jewelry as of press time.