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Tri-State Organized Crime Ring Busted
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Investigators say five people are indicted for pulling off several thefts from small business on the east side.
Officials say the five are now wanted in connection with an organized crime investigation. Officers served arrest warrants on David Kestler, Daniel Wedig, Jason Chadwick, Coleman Watts and Fredrick Gilliam Thursday morning.
They believe the group has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars, mostly from small businesses with ATMs and safes.
The businesses targeted include Hananna Beach in Columbia Township, The Cash America Pawn in Silverton, a Sunoco in Madeira and a 5/3rd bank branch.
The five who were indicted face charges ranging from safecracking, to breaking and entering, theft and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.