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Woman sentenced for trying to steal family dog in central Alberta

The Red Deer Courthouse in Red Deer, Alberta. April 17, 2015. .
The Red Deer Courthouse in Red Deer, Alberta. April 17, 2015. . Kendra Slugoski, Global News

A former British Columbia woman who tried to steal an Alberta family’s dog by posing as an animal control officer has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Karin Adams, who is 46, appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday via closed-circuit television from the Calgary Remand Centre and pleaded guilty to personation, criminal harassment and breaching a court order.

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Dog owner reunited with seized dog in central Alberta
Dog owner reunited with seized dog in central Alberta

The judge accepted a joint submission from the Crown and defence for the 90-day sentence, which has been covered by time already served.

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Adams also faces three years of probation which prohibits her from owning or living with animals.

Court heard Adams posed as an animal control officer at a home in Innisfail, Alta., in July and asked a woman who was gardening if her black Labrador was spayed or neutered.

Adams then threatened to return and kick in the door to retrieve the dog.

–With files from rdnewsNOW

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