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Michigan woman sentenced to 7 days in jail for selling sick puppies

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Posted at 3:34 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 16:59:16-04

A Dundee woman who was arrested in March related to a fraudulent dog sale scheme was sentenced. 

Vanessa Young, 39, was accused of selling 12 sick puppies to unsuspecting buyers.

She was sentenced to 7 days in jail, 30 days of community service and two years probation, as well as paying nearly $17,000 in restitution, including fines and court fees.

Young is forbidden from buying or selling animals while on probation. She also cannot make any contact with her victims.

She told victims that the dogs were healthy and registered with the American Kennel Club. However, the buyers discovered the claims to be false and the dogs became very ill shortly after the sale – some even died, police say.

Many of the victims spent thousands of dollars in veterinary care while trying to save and treat the puppies.