Yosemite hotel's housekeeper charged with theft

Nov 20, 2014 8:25 PM by Debbie Cobb

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A federal grand jury has charged a housekeeper at a Yosemite National Park hotel with 32 counts of first degree burglary and theft for stealing cash from guests' rooms.

The U.S. Attorney General's Office says Thursday that court documents show Jennifer Crystal Downing stole cash from customers at the Ahwahnee Hotel between March and October. The 39-year-old hotel maid was working on the Ahwahnee's housekeeping staff at the time.

Prosecutors say Downing faces up to seven years in prison and $350,000 in fines.


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