Chillicothe woman uses gym day-pass to rob changing room lockers



A woman in Chillicothe is locked up behind bars after she reportedly stole numerous credit cards at a local gym.

It happened over the course of the last week stemming from a visit to Planet Fitness in Ross County.

Police report that two women were visiting the gym and had their purses stored in the women’s locker room. They said that after leaving, they both found out that someone had used their credit cards at local stores in town.

$120 at Game Stop, $65 at Champs, $100 at Dunhams, $103 at Big Lots, $150 at Longhorns, and more.

Police investigated, spoke with management at each location, and was able to get security camera video.

“I followed back up at Planet Fitness and made contact with [an employee],” wrote the police officer. “[Employee] stated there was a female matching the suspects description who signed up for a day pass today.”

Police said that it is standard for Planet Fitness to take pictures of pass holders, and when the gym employee swung the computer monitor around for the officer to look at, the officer said it was the same woman seen in the security camera videos at the local stores.

While she used a fake name at the gym to get the day pass, police said that local jail staff recognized the photos when the officer showed them to try and get a real name on the woman. Turns out, jail staff was familiar with her. Police said it was Kimberly Armes and they went to her house in town.

“I continued questioning and Ms. Armes stated she was sorry and that she was high when she did it. I asked Ms. Armes how she got in the locked locker and she stated she did not get in it. Ms. Armes stated the purse was just sitting out.”

Police booked her on two counts of receiving stolen property. More charges are expected at the next grand jury session.

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