Earlier this month, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a person on FaceBook advertising puppies for sale requiring a deposit of $250.00.
A FaceBook account with the name Samantha Allen was used to facilitate the scam. This account was determined to have been a fake account. The subject would set up a meeting place to get the $250.00 deposit and promised the puppy at a later date. After receiving the money, the fake account was deleted.
The subject was later identified as Sabrina Gabriell Esloon – 28 of Rainsville – and warrants were obtained for her arrest through the DeKalb County Circuit Clerks Office. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office began working closely with other agencies in an effort to locate the subject. Rainsville Police eventually encountered her entering a store in Rainsville where she was detained until deputies could arrive.
Similar incidents have occurred in Marshall and Jackson counties as well and possibly other places. Esloon stands charged with Theft of Property 4th Degree.
If you have any information regarding this case call (256) 845-3801.