A Tipp City woman accused of stealing more than $35,000 worth of gold and silver from a Troy residence and a Tipp City woman who allegedly stole around $18,000 from the local Dairy Queen restaurant pleaded not guilty to felony grand theft charges Dec. 29 in Miami County Common Pleas Court.
Both women were indicted by a county grand jury.
Jenna Jaynes, 22, is accused of the theft of money from Dairy Queen between Oct. 1 and 31.
A recognizance bond was set in the case. She also was ordered to stay away from the victim of her alleged theft. Another hearing is scheduled for Jan. 9 in Common Pleas Court.
Further details on the alleged theft reported to Tipp City police Oct. 31 were not yet available.
Sara K. Keeton, 25, is accused of taking coins and other gold and silver from a Troy resident between May and September 2016. She is accused of selling the stolen items at different locations around the area.
Keeton was released on a recognizance bond with conditions including she is not to leave the state and she is to have no contact with the owner of the stolen property.
A report by Troy police said they were called to a Troy apartment by a man who said he was in the process of moving when he went to move his silver and gold coins only to find they were gone.
The man said he had 1,500 ounces of silver and 3 ounces of gold. The silver was in coins, silver bars and silver rounds while the gold was in coins. The total value was listed as $36,541.
Keeton’s next hearing is scheduled for Jan. 9 in Common Pleas Court.