Woman accused of stealing and selling neighbor's UK tickets

By: Jordan Vilines Email
By: Jordan Vilines Email

BATH COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - She claimed to have a deal for big blue fans but police say it wasn't legal. They say a Powell County woman tried to sell UK basketball tickets that didn't belong to her.

State police arrested Jackie Baty; they say she tried to sell season tickets that had been stolen from her neighbor.

WKYT’s Jordan Vilines talked to the victim and has the story:

The Frosty Freeze is a staple in Salt Lick; a restaurant where you can order almost anything-- but not everything.

On Wednesday, the items being served up outside the restaurant were the ones generating the most attention; items you certainly can't find on the menu—UK basketball season tickets.

“I had a voicemail on my phone from the UK ticket office calling to tell me the cops had confiscated my tickets,” said Renee Kirby who has had UK basketball season tickets for the past five years.

Kirby’s neighbor Jackie Baty allegedly took the tickets out of Kirby’s mailbox in Clay City and police say Baty brought them to the Frosty Freeze where she tried to make a trade.

“He was notified by people working in the restaurant that there were two females outside trying to sell single tickets to UK games,” said Trooper Joe Veeneman with Kentucky State Police.

But customers weren't falling for Baty's tricks, saying that the offer seemed too good to be true.

“It seems like they would have a higher chance of getting caught in a small town where there are a lot less customers for them to potentially sell to,” said one customer at the Frosty Freeze.

As for Renee Kirby, “They’re making me replacement tickets and I’m going to go pick them up next week.”

She’s just glad her tickets are back because she says the upcoming season is one she definitely doesn't want to miss. “I’ve heard they are going to be really good this year.”

Jackie Baty is charged with receiving stolen property and is being held at the Montgomery County Regional Jail.

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