Turk operated under multiple businesses names including Teacup Puppy Couture, La Chic Puppy Boutique and Beverly Hills Teacups.
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She also used multiple names such as Ginger Maree (Hunter), Ginger Burritt, Jen Turk and Jenna Brennan.
The website for La Chic Puppy Boutique is actually still up. The address leads to a parking lot of Safeway and other businesses in El Dorado Hills.
Henry Brzezinski, the Chief of Animal Services for El Dorado County said that address was just a P.O. Box, warning against online purchases, phone orders, or wire transfers. Instead, he encourages adopting from a local government or a non-profit animal shelter.
In 2012, Turk was convicted in Sacramento County for felony forgery charges. She had sold a woman a sick puppy online, and the puppy died of Parvovirus a few days later. The veterinarian who supposedly signed the puppy's health documents said he had never seen that puppy before.
Investigation would prove that Turk forged the vet's signature.
That wouldn't be the only case. There were many other people who went through similar situations. Turk was sentenced to five years of probation.
Turk violated that probation in May of 2014.
During a probation search, sheriff's deputies and animal services officers found puppies from South Korea, all under-age and in poor living conditions. Some of the puppies even lived in small plexiglass cages in a laundry room without proper ventilation. Officers noted that there was a strong smell of feces and urine. Turk was still illegally selling these puppies.
|The landlord said she always made excuses why she |
couldn't pay rent, but after she took off he found a bank
statement showing she had collected $200,000 in online
payments in ONE MONTH from idiots buying her sickly,
"She was selling puppies so underaged, putting photographs out there, that people thought they were teacup puppies," Brzezinski said. "She was shipping them under 8 weeks of age. People got these tiny puppies with all sorts of medical issues."
Most people would be horrified at that fine amount, but not Turk. That's pretty much what she got for selling JUST ONE SICKLY, DYING INBRED PUPPY.
"To her these animals were a commodity. I don't think she felt like they were living, breathing creatures. That's the sad part of it," Brzezinski said. "She sold these puppies for $4,000-6,000 while only paying a couple hundred for shipping, buying. She made substantial money on the back of these animals."
PEOPLE WHO PURCHASE ANIMALS FROM WEBSITES ARE COMPLETE MORONS
Brzezinski added that although he understands some people may feel Turk deserves a harsher punishment such as a longer sentence, he feels this will still send a message.
"I'm realistic. I understand the court is backed up with cases, the jail is usually holding people," Brzezinski said.
Turk will have to report to the El Dorado County Jail on November 13.
|Ginger Turk aka Ginger Burritt aka Ginger Maree aka |
Jen Turk aka Jenna Brennan aka Ginger Hunter denies
knowing anything about the animals thrown into
the trash - and quickly drives away from the reporter
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