March 2, 2005
Alleged Internet Fraud
If this case goes to trial, it is unlikely that the defense will be looking for dog lovers for the jury. In Atlanta an individual has been arrested for his alleged use of the internet to get pet owners, who lost their dogs, to send money for a pet carrier so he could send their pet home to them. The problem was that there was no pet, and the allegation is that this was all a scam. The result - a defendant sits in jail with charges pending for fraud and racketeering. (See the Atlanta Jrl. Constitution for more).