Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Trial Involving Dog Dealer Underway In Bridgewater

A two-day trial involving the illegal sale of two boxers dogs is underway in Bridgewater. Gail Benoit is facing charges of fraud, identity fraud and theft under $5,000. She was charged last year after a New Brunswick woman left her dogs in Benoit's care - however, they were later sold. The prosecution called several witnesses during the first day of the trial including the original owner of the dogs  - Cassie Craft of Saint John. The trial continues today, when the defence presents its case. Benoit has a long history of selling puppies and was convicted in 2009 of animal cruelty for selling sick dogs.