MILWAUKEE – A puppy fraud scheme has been busted in Milwaukee. Federal investigators say three suspects scammed people across the country who were in the market for a puppy, taking the money but never delivering a dog.
“It was a Havanese puppy,” said Karen Parness. “A female, about 10 or 12 weeks old.”
It wasn’t the ending Parness expected when she started her search for the perfect puppy last year. The Henderson, Nevada woman found a website she thought had a match, writing to the business owners.
“They had all their ducks in a row,” said Parness.
She sent $500 via the money app Zelle and expected the dog to be flown to her, but when the person on the other end…