An Echuca woman was fined for taking the wrong horse from the saleyards.IVY WISE March 10, 2014 4:11am
An Echuca detective hopes the penalty handed down to a woman who took the wrong horse from the saleyards and failed to return it will deter others from committing stock offences.
The woman, 38, pleaded guilty in Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday to theft of a horse and received an $850 fine without conviction.
Detective Senior Constable Jason Hare, who is the Campaspe PSA agricultural liaison officer, said the woman took the wrong horse from the Echuca saleyards on November 14, 2012.
‘‘She was made aware in December 2012 that the horse was not the one she purchased, but she then failed to return the horse,’’ he said.
‘‘Four days later, she left the property.’’
Det. Sen. Constable Hare said in March 2013, police executed a search warrant on her property in Girgarre and found the under-nourished horse, which was returned to its owner.
Det. Sen. Constable Hare said he regularly attended the Echuca saleyards and farms around the district in an effort to reduce incidents of agricultural crime.
‘‘We get a lot of reports of stock theft and also civil matters,’’ he said.
‘‘We hope our presence at the horse saleyards will be a deterrent to others.’’
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