#TheList fraudulent puppy dealer Esther Rachel Titterton, born 15/03/1993, formerly of Yew Tree Farm, Wheatlow Brooks, Milwich, Stafford, and more recently of Drumber Lane, Scholar Green, Stoke on Trent ST7 3LP
Esther Titterton was jailed for 18 months after admitting illegally breeding and selling puppies using fake Kennel Club paperwork.
Titterton was also charged with the breeding of dogs without a licence, sales of puppies without a pet shop licence and consumer protection offences.
Up to 39 puppies, many with health problems, were seized from Titterton’s home.
Trading Standards officers also found false vaccination certificates, which along with the Kennel Club papers were used to dupe customers.
Titterton pleaded guilty to 11 charges of dishonestly making false representation to make gain for herself and two others relating to an item used in the committing of fraud and her business being used to commit fraud.
Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards team said it worked with the Animal, Plant and Health Agency, police and the RSPCA to investigate Titterton after a complaint about her business activities in June 2017.
Titterton had been operating from her home, a farm in Milwich, and checks revealed it was not licensed to sell pets or breed dogs. The owner of the farm was not involved with the investigation.
Most of the puppies were cockapoos and health problems with dogs from so-called puppy farms is a common occurrence, trading standards said.
Jailed for 18 months.