The 62-year-old woman accused of entering a Southington farm without permission and taking five goats she believed were rightfully hers is a Southington town employee.
Police said Sandra Brunoli began boarding two adult goats at the farm in August. Reports published this week identified her as a town employee. Officials from the town clerk's office said Brunoli is the assistant town clerk.
She was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with trespassing in connection with a Feb. 21 offense, according to online court records.
The goats had three kids while they were there, and Brunoli entered the property without permission to take them all back, authorities said.
According to police, Brunoli believed the arrangement was temporary, but the farm owner said Brunoli had given him the goats and that the five were now his.
Police said in March that the goats were in Brunoli’s possession and would remain there.
Brunoli was charged with first-degree criminal trespass and released after posting $500 bond.
She is due back in court on June 19.