Horse Scam Victims Win in Court

Newsdate: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 - 09:21 am
Location: SAN BERNARDINO, California

A San Bernardino County woman has been sentenced to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay 88 victims of her horse scam $273,000 in restitution for defrauding them.

Trina Lee Kenney of Wrightwood drugged animals to make them more docile and painted horses a different color to make them match internet descriptions.  When people complained she threatened to sue them and cut off correspondence.

When she did provide horses to buyers, the horses often were not as advertised.  An employee told investigators that Kenney did not provide proper care to horses and they were often without food and water.

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