MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Broward woman who was once considered a cat lover was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing from the very people she accompanied to save animals.
Sage Animal Rescue released surveillance they say shows Michelline Toulouse and her boyfriend, Jerome Junior Vaughn stealing hundreds of dollars from a safe.READ MORE: Miami Police Department Fires Deputy Chief Ronald Papier, Commander Nerly Papier
Toulouse went before a judge Wednesday and is set to be released pending trial Vaughn was released from jail Wednesday morning and had no comment
But Volunteers say the petty theft is minor compared to the major pain Toulouse is believed to have caused dozens of cats in her care found abandoned at her Sunrise townhome a week and a half ago.READ MORE: FIU Ranked First Among Florida Public Universities
The home was filled with feces on floors and counters. Over 50 cats were found living in the abandoned home.
Some cats were starving and dehydrated. Some were living in the walls.
Animal rescue groups spent days rounding up the cats that were alive. They are in foster care recovering.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava In DC To Discuss Gun Violence With President Biden
Toulouse is banned from her own rescue group and cannot return to Sage to volunteer.