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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)–A Chesterfield woman is charged with stealing a pure bred Maltese puppy from a Lake St. Louis pet store in November.

Prosecutors say Shelly Hess took the dog from a Petland store worth $1,700.

They say she then drove to the Chicago suburbs of Naperville and Bollingbrook and took a dog from each of those stores.

All three dogs were dropped off at the Lake St. Louis Petland store by unknown man on November 10th.

Police say on November 22nd Hess bought two dogs from the Naperville, Illinois Petland and called several times confessing to the crime saying that buying the two dogs would make it right.

Police say Hess made the calls from her cell phone.

Woman returns puppies she stole from store

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