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N. Ky. Duo Accused In Amusement Park Thefts

Posted On August 06, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

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Trisha Kesterman (left) and Tracie Jackson. Photo by Warren County, Ohio Jail.

(Warren County, Oh.) – Two northern Kentucky women are accused of stealing from dozens of visitors at Kings Island.

Trisha Kesterman, 32, of Erlanger, and Tracie Jackson, 25, of Covington, are both charged in Warren County, Ohio  with four counts of theft and four counts of safecracking. Kesterman is facing an additional charge of receiving stolen property.

Police there say the two women broke into 30 lockers at Kings Island between June 6 and July 2. They allegedly took $10,000 in cash as well as credit cards, purses, cell phones, and cameras. The stolen credit cards were used to make purchases at stores in the area.

Kesterman and Jackson were caught after police received an anonymous tip as the women planned to visit the park on July 2. Under questioning, they each allegedly admitted to the crimes.

Investigators allege that some stolen items were located in Kesterman’s vehicle.