Owner of non-profit faces charges after running alleged service dog scam

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(WEHT) – A family in Vincennes told us they spent thousands of dollars on a service dog for their son who has autism. But, they said the dog they bought wasn’t trained.

Mark Mathis is now facing 42 counts in North Carolina of obtaining property by false pretense.

Mathis was the president of Ry-Con, a non-profit organization that sells service dogs.

North Carolina’s attorney general says Mathis sold what he said were trained service dogs when in fact he knew the dogs were not trained.

Last year, Ry-Con closed up shop and filed for bankruptcy.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 25, 2020)

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