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Accused Craiglist's dognapper caught, dog reunited with family

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - An accused dog thief is now in police custody.

Police arrested Shamari Patrick at a motel Sunday night in Boynton Beach.

She told Boynton Beach police she sold the dog, Fluffy, to a Wellington woman three weeks ago.

The dog was located Monday morning and returned to its owner.  

WFLX reported last week a woman, posed as a pet sitter on Craigslist, disappeared with a Boynton Beach family's 4-year-old Shih-Teese dog.

Police said the family had posted an ad on Craigslist in early July, stating they were traveling out of the country, and needed someone to watch Fluffy.

The family met with the woman two other times to discuss the assignment before leaving the dog in her care.

When the family returned from their trip on August 4, police said, the pet sitter stopped answering their phone calls and e-mails.

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