Teri Moore, an ACO in Camp Verde, AZ with 17 years on the job, retired on June 2. One of her duties during her employment had apparently been a Sunday visit to the local Wal Mart to pick up donated food for the pets at the pound. After her retirement, Ms. Moore allegedly continued to visit the store for 3 Sundays in a row, representing herself as the pound’s ACO, and take the donated pet food. Someone tipped off the police and she and her associate, Leroy Fringer, were arrested and charged with felony counts relating to fraud and possession of stolen property:
When arrested, Moore and Fringer were found in possession of 300 pounds of cat and dog food, as well as an unspecified quantity of cat litter, horse food and chicken scratch, according to Martin.
I was wondering if anyone at the pound noticed that the food for the animals seemed to be short by several hundred pounds. Someone was feeding the animals, right? I was curious to see how many animals this place has so I looked around online a little. The website doesn’t list any animals for adoption or give a whole lot of info, although it does clarify that the pound is open to visitors “by appointment only” through the marshal’s office. AC does have a Petfinder page, as does a “friends of” group, but there are no animals listed on either. I did find a page for the pound on Adoptapet but it lists only one animal.
Anyone know anything about the Camp Verde pound?