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Poodle’s Identity Stolen: Will Thief Lead a Dog’s Life?

By M Dee Dubroff     Jul 28, 2007 in Entertainment
What happens when a prize-winning French poodle becomes the victim of identity theft? Why was the dog chosen and not the owner and will this lead to feelings of inferiority? Read on, but don’t bark.
A two-year-old poodle from North Wales named Afonwen Welch Fusiler has become the latest victim of online identity theft. Proud owner, Lynne Day, posted private details concerning pedigree and such on the Internet, but according to The North Wales Post someone stole them and is passing the dog off as his or her own.
The crook needs a reality check with determining gender identity and function. In addition to claiming the dog’s nickname is Blue, he also states that the dog has given birth to puppies, no easy achievement for a male dog.
Calling himself Henry Daf (fitting, n’est ce pas?), the crook has registered his address at a Glasgow graveyard. He is offering the phantom puppies to potential buyers for £1,000 each (almost $2,000 US dollars).
The scam was discovered by Annette Connolly-Read, of Hounslow, London, who was looking for a poodle on a dog sellers’ website and came across the mystery Afonwen pups. It seems that Mr. Blue won at the Midlands Counties Canine Society Show and the North West Poodle Club.
The North Wales police are investigating the scam.
How does Blue feel about all this and does he miss his true inner self?
Tune in next week, same time, and same station.
Go figure!
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