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Women Busted In Lost Dog Burglary Scam

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NORTHVILLE TWP. (WWJ) - Two women have been arrested after police say they lied about a lost dog in order to rip people off.

It is alleged that 28-year-old Rachel Frances Peters and 23-year-old Nicolea Dawn Watters went door-to-door in Northville Township, asking residents if anyone had seen their missing pooch.

“Their goal was that if they found nobody at home, they would then look to see if they could get a point of entry, and then they would look to gain entry, and then look to take either money or jewelry from the home,” said Northville Police Lt. Michael Wildt.

“If, when they went to the door and knocked on it or rang the bell and someone did answer the door, then they already had a story set that they were looking for a lost dog,” he said.

Suspicious homeowners in the area of West Main Street and Springwood called police and the women were arrested.

Police said the women are suspected of being involved in other home break-ins in Oakland County.

Police said the women are suspected of being involved in other home break-ins in Oakland County.

Peters is from Detroit and Watters is from Flint. Both have been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit home invasion, a 15-year felony.

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