No one wondered back then how the cat lady could afford to feed 50 animals. The BMW SUV raised questions though.
Ilagene “Jeanie” Quaglia is accused of stealing from a 82-year-old Pacific Grove man who she cared for and managed his rental properties.
After a six month investigation, prosecutors charged Quaglia with three felony counts of elder theft, forgery, and identity theft. The neighbor believes the 61-year-old woman may have stolen more than $100,000.
Quaglia is on probation after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges two years ago. Humane officers found 48 dogs and cats living in filth inside her Monterey home. When they arrested her at work, she had a cat locked in the trunk of her car. The Monterey house was condemned.