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Mary Lou Petrucci, animal hoarder, sentenced to probation

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Sep 24 2013 06:20:28 PM CDT

An accused animal hoarder from Reading will be on probation for nearly eight years.

READING, Pa. -

An accused animal hoarder from Reading will be on probation for nearly eight years.

Mary Lou Petrucci was sentenced after she pleaded no contest to 10 counts of cruelty to animals. She got credit for 170 days of time served.

As part of the plea, prosecutors said Pertucci is not allowed to own or reside with animals.

Pertucci was also accused of false imprisonment for allegedly holding a man captive in her home on Mineral Spring Road. That charge was withdrawn as part of Tuesday's plea.