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Scammers try to get money from woman looking for lost dog

Posted at 6:03 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 07:06:28-04

TULSA — A woman is beside herself after she says a scammer tried to extort her for money in exchange for her missing dog.

Tabitha Crouch's two dogs, Scout and Kaiya, went missing on March 16th. She said they pushed her fence over and escaped.

Crouch, a producer at 2 Works For You, has posted on Facebook, lost pet websites and put up fliers around Tulsa looking for her dogs.

Fortunately, Kaiya returned, but Scout is still missing. She is devastated.

Last week, she got a text from an out of town number saying they found her dog. Crouch said she was so excited.

The person on the other end said the dog was sick and she needed to get the dog right away.

When she tried to set a place to meet, the person said they had no money for gas and they could only meet if she sent cash.

Crouch continued her conversation with the person who did not identify themselves. Out of nowhere, they said her dog was in danger of being eaten by their roommates if she did not pay up.

They even asked for a $200 Amazon gift card.

"I'm so desperate to get my dog, my child, my baby that I was believing whatever this person was saying at the time,"

Fortunately for Crouch, she realized before it was too late that this person was scamming her and she did not give them any money.

She is still missing her dog Scout.

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