Two former employees tried to extort money from their former boss in exchange for important company information, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
Agents detained a 28-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman in the case Friday afternoon. The 48-year-old businessman is a U.S. citizen, they said.
Agents said that the pair demanded $1,800 for the return of the business information. The businessman delivered the money at a specified location in west San José Friday afternoon, and agents picked up the suspects after the transaction.