Woman indicted for stealing, selling guide dog
A 21-year-old Dayton woman is accused of stealing a guide dog from a blind woman, then selling the animal on Craigslist.
Bonnie Ritchie was indicted today by a Montgomery County grand jury on one count of theft from an elderly or disabled person, a fifth-degree felony, Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. announced.
Ritchie allegedly took the dog, a purebred Rottweiler named Diamond, on Feb. 17 from the backyard of a North Irwin Street home. Three days later, Ritchie sold the dog, which she advertised for sale on Craigslist, an online classified advertisements website. The buyer called police Feb. 25 after he saw a news story about the theft, according to the prosecutor’s office.