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Jail time for Naperville puppy thief

Brandie M. Walker

Brandie M. Walker

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Updated: May 18, 2013 10:02PM

A 21-year-old Aurora woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to undergo counseling after being convicted of stealing a puppy last fall from a Naperville pet store.

Brandie M. Walker pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge for taking a French bulldog puppy named Fiona from a Petland store at 720 S. Route 59 last Nov. 2 and walking out with it hidden in her hoodie, authorities said.

The dog, which was quickly recovered puppy, was valued at $2,800. Walker was arrested after someone recognized her from surveillance videotape images posted on the pet store’s website.

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