The former president of the Dickson County Humane Society was taken into police custody on Thursday for stealing thousands of dollars from the organization.
According to authorities, Melissa Standley stole $75,000 intended to help shelter dogs and cats.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a routine audit revealed the missing funds.
Standley resigned from her position earlier this year.
She is charged with theft and remains jailed on a $5,000 bond.
She is schedule to appear in court September 10.