Deputies say a Canandaigua woman lied about a pet dog, while attempting to turn the animal in to the Ontario County Humane Society.
Candy S. Cooper, 51, of Canandaigua is accused of lying to police about a dog, which she claimed was found running alongside Saltonstall St. She turned the dog in, and according to deputies, signed necessary paperwork — making official statements to law enforcement about the interaction.
Further investigation determined that Cooper lied to authorities — after a microchip was found — connecting the dog to Cooper’s address.
The dog had previously belonged to Cooper’s son, who was living at a separate rental property prior to the dog being returned to her home.
She was charged with making a punishable false written statement.
The dog remains in the care of the Humane Society and additional charges are pending, according to deputies.