Here is an update from the owner. As most of you know, the horse was found, and initially the owner said she just had to produce paperwork.......well I messaged her on FB and asked what was happening, and here is the answer. Sounds like the system is failing her, and it stinks.
Conversation started Tuesday
"Is your horse back home? If not, why? All you had to do was produce paperwork, right?"
"That's not all I had to do. I gave them the paperwork and the thief claimed that it was all false so now they have to do a handwriting analysis and fingerprint all documents. The handwriting analysis will take a month and then the fingerprinting will be 2 weeks to a month and THEN they can set a court date. In the meantime, I've filed civilly as well and that court date will be July 9th. The thief is now stating that she might own 30% of Fortune, at most, but officials still won't allow him to be moved till after a court decision. He has some medical issues and now he's overdue to see a farrier and there's nothing I can do for him. It's ridiculous. It's also come to light that the thief has been convicted of child neglect in the past and is currently under investigation by cps for child abuse and running an illegal daycare. Convictions of child abuse and child neglect are confidential and only viewable by cps and some court officials. The laws are horrible in all of this."