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Theft suspect claims dog ate her checks

A woman accused of dipping into her ex-husband's bank account without permission blames her dog.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A woman accused of dipping into her ex-husband's bank account without permission blames her dog.

Police spokeswoman Kristin Banfield says detectives filed court orders to follow the money trail. They learned the money disappearing from the 42-year-old Arlington man's account was being used to pay for utility bills and other items at his ex-wife's home.

Banfield tells The Herald that the woman's first response was, "Her dog got into her purse and ate all her personal checks." The 50-year-old woman reportedly told police she had no choice but to take money from her former husband's account.

The woman is under investigation of identity theft and forgery.