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Washington dairy farm worker accused of stealing dairy farm's cows

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YAKIMA, Wash. -

(AP) - A Washington state dairy farm worker is accused of selling his employer's cows.
  
Yakima County investigators say the Sunnyside dairy farm's owner became aware of the thefts on Nov. 18 after a livestock yard told him his employee was trying to pass off the farm's branded cows as his own. Livestock yard records showed that since 2014 the man was paid $30,000 for more than 30 of the dairy's cows.
  
The Yakima Herald reports that the man was arrested Monday on suspicion of first-degree livestock theft. He has since been released.
  
Detectives said the man was a longtime employee of the dairy and was involved in taking cattle to market.
  
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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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12/13/2017 11:10:05 PM (GMT -8:00)

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