Oklahoma Woman Arrested on Horse Embezzlement ChargesFri, 21 Feb 2014 11:03:51 CST
A Delaware, Okla., woman was arrested February 16th on felony embezzlement charges after she allegedly sold one AQHA registered quarter horses that she did not own, and altered ownership documents of another.
Alana Diane Owens, 41, has been released from the Nowata County jail on a $5,000 bond.
According to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Owens sold one horse to an out of state buyer without the permission of the horse owners. Both horses were on loan to Owens. Perrier located the sold horse in Nebraska. Owens was still in possession of the second horse, although the ownership documents had been altered.
Perrier says the investigation is ongoing and steps are being taken to return the horses to the rightful owner.
"This case is a prime example of TSCRA's ability to utilize its law enforcement contacts nationwide to locate and recover stolen livestock," said Perrier.
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