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Trio accused of casino robberies indicted on more charges

Kenyatta Erkins, Amy Hoover and Ugbe Ojile (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Kenyatta Erkins, Amy Hoover and Ugbe Ojile (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Three people accused of robbing casino winners have been indicted on several other charges.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says Kenyatta Erkins, Ugbe Ojile and Amy Hoover would follow winners at casinos in southeast Indiana, then rob them at their homes or hotel rooms.

On Monday morning, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted Erkins on 19 counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of felonious assault, one count of kidnapping and three counts of aggravated burglary. If convicted of all counts, he faces the possibility hundreds of years in prison.

Ojile was indicted was indicted on 21 counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of felonious assault and three counts of aggravated burglary. He also faces the possibility hundreds of years in prison.

Hoover was indicted on five counts of aggravated robbery, one count of felonious assault, one count of aggravated burglary and one count of kidnapping. If convicted of all charges, she faces the possibility of 78 years in prison.

Erkins and Ojile were originally indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. Hoover was originally charged with one count of aggravated robbery.

Deters says the robberies occurred over a period between May 14, 2009 and Oct. 6, 2010 and involved more than 20 victims. One victim was robbed twice.

The trio was arrested after an undercover operation on Oct. 7.

Police continue to investigate, and more charges are expected to be filed in Indiana. More charges are possible in Hamilton County, as well.

"These three defendants committed serious crimes for over 17 months," said Deters. "They picked vulnerable victims and counted on many of these people not reporting the crimes in a timely matter."


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