SeaWorld employee accused of stealing credit cards from guests

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ORLANDO, Fla. - What was supposed to be a fun day at SeaWorld turned into a headache for some park goers after deputies said an employee was arrested for going through families' strollers and stealing from them.

According to documents obtained by Channel 9, witnesses saw Jimmie Lou Perry, an employee in food service at the theme park, going through the strollers.

According to the arrest affidavit, park guests would leave strollers unattended while enjoying attractions like the Shamu show. That's when Perry would go through strollers, stealing numerous items, including 15 different credit cards, a purple Coach purse and a wallet, authorities said.

"It's pretty horrible," said tourist Kaylee Beck. "We work really hard for our family and for someone to come and take something from you when you're there supporting their cause, it's pretty rude."

Perry has been charged with grand theft and is being held on $5,000 bond.

Authorities said she could face more charges for fraudulent use of a credit card after she allegedly used one of the stolen cards at a pizzeria.

SeaWorld would not comment on Perry's employment status but said they are working closely with Orange County investigators.