(Eastern Kentucky) - Two Cleves residents are being implicated in a multi-million dollar motorcycle theft ring.
Federal prosecutors say the operation was based in Eastern Kentucky where stolen Harley Davidson and Big Dog motorcycles were taken.
The members would steal motorcycles, alter their vehicle identification numbers, give them a new title, and then resell them. The scheme made about $2.5 million for those involved between 2000 and 2008.
Thirty-one-year-olds Robert Jason Chapman and Christina Bannigan, both of Cleves are among eight people also facing money laundering charges.
Prosecutors say each defendant faces up to 20 years in prison.
Local and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Kentucky State Police and Ohio State Patrol aided in the investigation.