A former police officer threatened to expose alleged criminal activity at a Philadelphia-area junior college unless the school waived his son's housing bill, authorities told MyFoxPhilly.com.

Vincent Gaudini, 55, was charged by prosecutors with extortion and other offenses for allegedly sending a threatening e-mail to Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, according to the site.

Gaudini reportedly wrote in the e-mail that he would alert authorities about alleged drugs and guns on the campus unless the school dropped a $3,000 dorm fee, prosecutors said.

Montgomery County authorities said they found Gaudini's allegations to be false.

A Philadelphia resident, Gaudini was arraigned Wednesday and released on bail. He left the Philadelphia police force in 1985 on a disability.

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