TODAY, Betty Peltier, 58, will go down as the Meanest Woman in America. Peltier of the Chicago suburbs is accused of stealing an autistic boy's therapy dog--then phoning about the $1,000 reward. Peanut apparently slipped out of the family home earlier this summer while the family ran errands. A neighbor told cops she saw a woman drive by and scoop the dog up. After offering a $1,000 reward for Peanut’s safe return, Monica Hildalgo said she received several calls from Betty Peltier inquiring about the money. Cops arrested the miserable old bitch when she tried to return the 3-year-old dog. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, she faces a misdemeanor theft charge.