Woman accused of selling neighbors' dogs on Craigslist

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Posted on February 16, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 15 at 3:39 PM

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) -- A 27-year-old central Pennsylvania woman is in the doghouse after allegedly selling her neighbors' West Highland terriers on Craigslist for $150.

Brandi Anderson of Columbia says she found the tagless purebred dogs last week and didn't know the owner. She maintains that she kept the two dogs for a few days, then sold them so they'd have a good home.

Police charged her with theft of lost property. They say she didn't take reasonable measures to find the owner.

The owner told the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal that she and her family live on the same block as Anderson.

Anderson wrote in her ad that she inherited the dogs. She told police she lied because she didn't think people would want to buy strays.

A family friend perusing Craigslist recognized one of the dogs and notified the owners. One terrier has since been returned, and police are working to track down the second dog.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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