Horses valued at $220K stolen; Trainer charged

Posted at 7:31 AM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 09:17:57-04

A 36-year-old woman living in Loxahatchee is accused of stealing three show horses in Wellington valued at $220,000.

Elena Richart Escoda, was employed to care, train and show a German Oldenburg gelding and two Spanish purebred stallions.

The owner of the horses, Gonzolo Senosiain said he noticed Escoda was excessively spending money, so he told her he would not extend her visa.

Senosiain said Escoda then left with the horses, prompting him to hire a private investigator.

The private investigator helped track down the horses after PBSO said Escoda moved the horses multiple times in Palm Beach County.

The horses were finally found at a property on F Road in Loxahatchee on May 11.

Escoda was arrested May 12 and charged with fraud and larceny.