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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Turning themselves into police won't mean leniency for two people charged with stealing purses and cash from Louisville daycares.
Not guilty pleas were entered for Tamera Jenkins and Duane Acklin as they faced a judge Tuesday morning. The pair faces multiple charges including burglary, theft and unlawful use of a credit card.
They were allegedly visiting local daycares posing as parents who were interested in enrolling their toddler. Then the two created a distraction in order to snatch purses and steal cash, according to police.
Jenkins and Acklin have allegedly been attempting this for a few months at several daycares. Police say more people have come forward, saying the pair stole from them as well.
We also learned of a previous incident in which Jenkins was accused of ordering her 4-year old to stab her aunt with a kitchen knife two years ago. Police say other children stopped the child, but suffered cuts in the process.