Sheriff’s Office links Yorkies to financial crimes case

06/25/2014 12:08 PM

08/08/2014 10:25 AM

A fraudulently purchased Yorkshire terrier has been returned to Petland after Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies found evidence of its owners’ financial crimes, sheriff’s Lt. David Mattingly said Wednesday.

After stopping a vehicle Tuesday in the 1000 block of North Market, deputies found evidence potentially linking an unidentified man to prior financial crimes, Mattingly said. The crimes include obtaining a victim’s information online or through the mail, and applying for charge cards with that information.

The man had apparently opened a charge account with the pet store and purchased two terriers for $2,200 each.

He and another unidentified woman were implicated in the crimes, Mattingly said. The man was arrested on a warrant. Charges in the case are pending, he said.

Investigators are still looking for the other Yorkie, which Mattingly said the couple may have sold. It was microchipped, he said.

“Somebody has the other dog,” Mattingly said. “If you recently purchased a Yorkshire terrier, Petland would be interested in having it back.”

Mattingly said crimes like this can occur when people store their Social Security cards in a wallet or a purse.

“That’s a key number you have to have in order to open these accounts,” Mattingly said. “Leave that stuff at home, lock it away. You don’t need to carry it with you.”

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