Fox5 Atlanta reports that Fallon Blackwood, 23, of Tuskegee, Ala., has been arrested after horse owners say she scammed them. Blackwood was arrested on the campus of Tuskegee University and now awaits extradition to North Carolina on a felony charge of attaining property by false pretenses.
The charge came after police received complaints from owners in several states who posted ads on social media looking to give their horses away to good homes as companion animals. They say Blackwood told them their horses would be companions to Blackwood's barrel horse, but then refused to provide photos or updates after taking possession of the horses. Eventually, she allegedly told some their horses had died in freak accidents. She is believed to have acquired 32 horses in this way.
Owners fear Blackwood may have sold the horses into the slaughter pipeline.
According to Fox5, Blackwood is a third-year veterinary student at Tuskegee University.
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