Lynne Hackney indicted for selling dog on false pretense
On March 6, officers with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department arrested 59-year-old Lynne Duhe Hackney of Picayune after a Lamar County Grand Jury indicted her on the charge of false pretense, Rachael Ring, public information officer for Jim Hood, Attorney General State of Mississippi said.
According to the indictment, filed in Lamar County on Jan. 29, 2016, in May 2014, Hackney managed a transaction exceeding $500 under false pretenses.
Hackney, the indictment states, acting as an agent for Blue Moon Cattle Dogs, provided a false and forged LSU School of Veterinary School certificate of a BAER Hearing test concerning an Australian Cattle Dog puppy. Hackney sold the puppy to an individual for $700, the indictment states.
She was booked at the Lamar County Detention Center with a bond set at $10,000, Ring said.
Hackney has been in trouble with the law before concerning her cattle dog business.
In October 2014, according to previous Item coverage, officers with the Picayune Police Department found more than 50 dogs living in and around Hackney’s home on 2202 East Canal St. The animals were found sitting in their own feces and urine. Ammonia from the urine had burned the dogs’ paws.
In October 2015, Hackney and her husband Miles Allen each pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty, one count of keeping more than six pets, one count of lack of rabies inoculation and one count of violation of sanitation standards for keeping animals, previous Item coverage states. The total fine for the misdemeanor convictions was $7,133.