Cat burglar facing charges in Smiths Falls: Police

Behavioural biologists at the University of Guelph recently published a paper that confirmed 'cats are quite hard to read.' (Pexels/Kirsten Bühne)

Smiths Falls police say a cat burglar is facing charges after cats were stolen from a Smiths Falls neighbourhood and transported to the Toronto-area.

Police launched an investigation on Oct. 15 into feline pets being stolen while roaming the neighbourhood.

Police say the investigation found a resident lured the cats onto her property and trapped them.  Police say they believe the suspect then transported the felines to the Toronto-area without making any efforts to locate the owners.

Debie Blake, 33, of Smiths Falls is charged with two counts of theft under $5,000.

Police say it is possible there may be more victims.