Trainer accused of stealing horses, trying to sell 1 online
WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a 36-year-old Florida horse trainer is accused of stealing three prized horses and then trying to sell one online.
The Sun Sentinel reports Gonzalo Senosiain of Mexico City contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in April after he couldn't get in touch with the woman he'd hired to take care of his horses.
According to an arrest report, Senosiain hired a private investigator who learned that Elena Richart Escoda was trying to sell one of the horses for $65,000. He told authorities he'd noticed Esocda had been spending excessive amounts of money on a Visa card he provided for her.
Deputies located the horses last week and they were reunited with Senosiain.
Escoda was arrested Thursday. Attorney Steven Bell says she entered a not guilty plea.