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Northern Kentucky Couple Arrested, Accused of Stealing from Houses for Sale

A Villa Hills man and his fiancee are behind bars this week, accused of stealing from multiple homes on the real estate market.

The alleged scam took place in multiple Kentucky and Ohio cities.

On November 5, police in Delhi Township, Ohio took burglary reports from two homes after homeowners discovered that jewelry was missing following showings by real estate agents.

According to detectives, the couple used false names when touring the properties with a real estate agent but the police were eventually able to catch up with them.

On December 20, according to Delhi Police, the couple were arrested in Villa Hills.

Joshua Petroze, 33, and Kristin Manning, 28, both of Villa Hills, are in the Kenton County Detention Center facing burglary and theft charges. They are also expected to be charged in Ohio.

Detectives allege that the pair operated a scam at homes for sale in the Kentucky cities of Ft. Mitchell, Edgewood, Ft. Wright, and Lexington, and the Ohio cities of Blue Ash, Montgomery, Miami Township, Fairfield Township, Anderson Township, Symmes Township, Loveland, and the Cincinnati neighborhood of Hyde Park.

A news release from Delhi indicates that police from several Ohio jurisdictions placed holders on Petroze and Manning so that they could be extradited to Ohio.

According to Manning's Facebook page, she and Petroze are engaged. According to Petroze's Facebook page, he is a graduate of Covington Catholic High School.

Both are being held on $10,000 cash bond and remain locked up on Thursday. Petroze is expected back in court on December 30. Manning has no future court date listed yet.

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Photos from the Kenton County Detention Center