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Woman Accused Of Drugging Men To Steal $100K In Expensive Watches

Oscetta Tinsley would drug smitten victims with a kiss, then rob them blind, police say. 

By Eric Shorey

A woman is accused of drugging men in New York City nightclubs in order to steal their expensive timepieces.

Ocsetta Tinsley, 22, has allegedly stolen more than $100,000 worth of watches from three victims in the last year, according to the New York Daily News.

Tinsley allegedly would dissolve an unknown drug in her mouth by taking a swig of a drink, then transferring it into the mouths of her victims by kissing them, police say. She was apprehended by police at the Dream Hotel in Manhattan on Aug. 11 after an officer recognized her image from a wanted poster.

Tinsley listed an address in Pembroke Pines, Florida as her home, although she may actually hail from Indianapolis, Indiana, police say.

In a June 16 incident, Tinsley is accused of taking a 29-year-old man to the Dream Hotel and pilfering his $26,000 Royal Oak Chronograph Audemars Piguet watch while he was unconscious, possibly from drugs, according to police.

Tinsley was also allegedly at a nightclub in Manhattan only six days before that, purloining a $20,000 Rolex and $300 cash from a 52-year-old man who may have also been drugged, according to authorities. 

Almost a year before that, on Aug. 8 2017, Tinsley allegedly stole five pieces of jewelry worth $79,500 from a man's Inwood, New York apartment, police say.

Tinsley has been charged with grand larceny. She also faces a weapons possession charge for a knife she was found to be carrying when she was arrested, police say. She is being held at Rikers Island on $75,000 bail. Prosecutors say she may be connected to three similar crimes that occurred in Brooklyn and Queens. Tinsley also has an arrest record in Dallas County, Texas, according to Arrests.org.

Tinsley's lawyer has not offered a comment on the accusations.

[Photo: Dallas County Police Department]

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