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Woman Who Stole Family's Dog Arrested: Boynton Beach Police

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    A woman accused of stealing a South Florida family's dog has been arrested and the pet was reunited with its owner, police said. NBC 6's Dan Krauth has the story. (Published Monday, Aug 18, 2014)

    A woman accused of stealing a South Florida family's dog has been arrested and the pet was reunited with its owner, police said.

    Shamari Patrick, 23, was arrested Sunday night at a motel on Federal Highway and faces a grand theft charge, Boynton Beach Police said.

    Patrick was being held on $5,000 bond early Monday, and it was unknown if she has an attorney.

    The dog, Fluffy, was found and reunited with its owner Monday, police said.

    Police said a family had turned to Craigslist to find someone to take care of Fluffy, their 4-year-old dog, and they found Patrick, who claimed to be a pet sitter going by the name Keyana Morales.

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    But when the family returned from a trip, the sitter and Fluffy were gone.

    When police caught up with Patrick, she told officers she sold Fluffy through Craigslist three weeks before her arrest, officials said. Patrick said she sold Fluffy to an unknown Asian woman, with a possible name of Chita, who said she lived in Wellington, police said.

    The woman was driving a newer model grey or silver Mercedes sedan and had her 13-year-old daughter with her. The sale took place at the Tiki Hut motel in Boynton Beach.

    Police said early Monday that Fluffy was found but gave no other details.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Boynton Beach Police at 561-732-8116.

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