A woman is under arrest for allegedly stealing a horse, and selling it for $1,000 cash on the internet. 27-year-old Sarah Broussard of Scott was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail on the charge of Theft of Property valued over $500. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain (pictured) says the buyer had no clue the horse was stolen.

“She used a false name to identify herself and advertise to sell a horse for sale on the internet,” Strain said.
The horse was being housed in Lafayette Parish, while its owner lived elsewhere. Strain says the owner had no clue the horse had been swiped.

“The horse was transferred to the person that bought it. The owner was unaware that the horse was missing until the owner came across the internet,” Strain said.

Strain says this incident is a good reminder to all livestock purchasers to check the papers before you drop the cash.

“So, buyers of livestock over the internet should be cautious particularly when dealing with cash transactions. We also recommend that you be familiar with those who are conducting business and demand paperwork,” Strain advised.