Woman indicted for stealing $75,000 from Kings Island

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2007 9:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A 49-year-old Maineville woman was indicted Monday by the Warren County grand jury after being accused of stealing $75,000 from Kings Island. The indictment alleges that Darlene Powers, between May and July of 2006, used her position as a cash control supervisor at the amusement park in Mason to falsify bank records indicating she made deposits that she never made

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:07 AM
I wonder how many years she's been ripping them off?
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:42 AM
"...between May and July of 2006"

You'd think someone who handles the cash would be smart enough to know that there is an auditing process. It's pretty hard to not get caught.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 12:43 PM
Did Kings Island drop the ball here and not audit sooner, or is that just our awesome justice department that took over a year to arraign her?
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:43 PM
That time period, btwn May and June of 2006 was during the same time frame CF aquired Paramount. It might have taken a while to sift through the paper trail. That's what made me wonder about how many years she'd been doing it.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:44 PM
yup, that 75 grand is half whats needed for the new ten tub flying scooters. BI*** Id like to kick her ***


Tuesday, August 21, 2007 2:21 PM

See a doctor about your anger.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 3:16 PM
Seriously. It's time to move on.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 6:20 PM
I saw this when I got to work this morning, and thought about posting it. But since it happened last year, I decided against it.

And It's the justice's fault, it takes some time to do these, as the Columbus Mayor's wife decided to steal from her company too, and it took a little over a year to sentence her. She got a fine.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 8:20 PM
That was a joke, Lighten up!

As for the thief. Lock her and stock her.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:34 AM
That is why you can use the :) in your posts so people know it's a joke. With your extreme views toward PKI removing your favorite ride there, most people would look at your post as you having anger issues.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 1:57 PM
^^ i thought it was funny....
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 8:02 PM
I wouldnt' have used mock foul language if I hadn't intended it to be funny.

Chuck, who don't have extreme views of PKI, I just don't like it that much anymore :)

Thursday, August 23, 2007 9:43 AM
One of the details of the article provides some insight on an old question and raises another.

She was caught because she did not pay one month's $75k Pepsi bill. No matter what form (bottled or syrup) that is a lot of soda pop.

The problem is KI is a Coke park. Is this $75k for potato chips and other salty snacks (PepsiCo owns FritoLay)?

Is there a mistake in the article? Who knows. While the details are not newsworthy, it would be interesting to learn what and when the $75k was truly for.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 3:10 AM
It might not be newsworthy, but it is eyebrow raising to note that the woman was not in a position to make payments for the parks running expenses.

And while KI was a Coke park under Paramount, (I do not know if that has changed), the current parent company, Cedar Fair, is a Pepsi touting company. And Cedar Fair did not assume control until after the close of the 2006 season.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 9:22 AM
What are you talking about?

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