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Woman Charged With Selling Abused, Sick Horses

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A San Bernadino woman has been sentenced to prison after being found guilty of selling sick and abused horses to internet buyers who believed the horses were well. A statement released today by the United States Attorney's Office reports that 32-year-old Trina Lee Kenney will serve 41 months in federal prison for internet fraud, and will pay $272,609.50 to 88 victims.

Kenney was convicted of misleading consumers online in a number of ways, including selling them horses that didn't exist, lying about horses capabilities for working with children or beginning riders, and delivering horses that were severely ill and had been mistreated and abused. Some even had highly contagious respiratory problems.

She was eventually caught when she attempted to sell a horse to sell a horse to an undercover FBI agent and U.S. Postal Inspector.