Stolen Horse International, Inc. 
PO Box 1341
Shelby, NC 28151
(704) 484-2165  

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Gioco , Missing from South Carolina and  Florida

LATEST UPDATE! -- Perhaps in Seymore, Texas area

Remember: Vehicle Is White Doge Truck With NC Plates ; #SXR

(updated by NetPosse 4/24/06. Last 4 digits of plate deleted for privacy reasons)

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Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted by ( on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 16:18:40


owners name: Anthony P. Casagrande


city: Stanley

county: Gaston

state: NC

country: USA

zip: 28164

home phone: 704-263-1539

work phone: 704-263-1539

other phone: 704-340-5160

fax: 704-263-5273

Date Missing: July 15, 2005

location: (Contact owner for name of farm) Landrum, South Carolina

how missing: Under false pretenses, between 7/15 and 7/31/05 , Buyer’s Agent (contact owner for name) removed Gioco de Ca'Grande, PFHA # 35205 from a farm in (contact owner for farm information) Landrum, SC. Transported to Florida. There was no legal document or any form of approval in effect nor any payment made prior to removing the horse. Contract signed 7/29/05; first payment ok on 08/04/05. Second payment due 08/29/05 defaulted. Contract stated forfeit of payment and return of horse. Buyer’s Agent refused to return horse, transported him to various sites in Florida attempting to sell horse and/or breedings. He has no legal authority to do either, except to return the horse. A suit was filed against the Buyer on 10/04/05 in the circuit court, fifth judicial district, in and for Marion County, Florida; Case # 05-2059-CA-B.

Writ of Repleven filed 10/07/05 with Judge Victor J. Musleh.

On 11/01/05, Buyer was notified by our Attorney that he was being charged with civil theft, civil worthless check, breach of contract and replevin.

Numerous attempts to serve Buyer have failed. Buyer’s Agent and our horse are somewhere in Florida.

horse name: Gioco de Ca'Grande

barn name: Gioco

primary breed: Paso Fino

primary color: Bay

secondary color: Grey

age: 6 Years

Date of Birth: April 1, 2000

Gender: Stallion

weight: 850 pounds

height: 14.0 hands

markings: Scars inside right and left rear legs. Quiet, reserved, regal. White plume in tail

skills: Classic Fino, rapid gait, 4 beat

microchip: No

registered: Yes, PasoFinoHorseAssoc., Inc # 35205

picture: Yes

reward: Yes

reward amount: $1000

reward paid by: PasoFinos de Ca'Grande, Inc.

reward notes: "For valid information directly leading to successful recovery of...National Champion Fino Stallion."

other info: Buyer has been seen driving a white DEUTZ truck with NC plates, (contact owner for plate number). Agent has apparently left the USA and told me he was "in Mexico". Virtually all addresses, phone and fax #'s were either false or motels, KINKO Stores. At least 5 attempts to serve Agent at given addresses were unsuccessful; many were unoccupied. We strongly suspect premeditated fraud since first payment by wire transfer of BOA was ok but second payment was personal check that bounced with no offer to pay off with terms or otherwise. Hence Buyer’s move to take the horse then hide it apparently to resell at higher price at large profit to himself and Agent. One report was he was asking $500,000!



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