Fake Ala. Dog Trainer Sentenced to Jail, Probation

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DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- A southeastern Alabama man has been sentenced to jail and probation for running a fake dog training service.

Reports say that 26-year-old David Andrew Bynum of Pansey is ordered to spend 25 consecutive weekends in jail and serve five years of probation for failure to perform services and animal cruelty.

Assistant Houston County District Attorney Gary Maxwell says Bynum advertised his purported services online and took money from seven dog owners who expected their pets to be trained while in his care.

Authorities have said Bynum failed to properly feed some of the dogs and one of them died while its owner believed it was being trained.

Maxwell says Bynum lied to potential customers, saying he trained dogs for the White House and the U.S. Military.

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