Tasha Charlton, 41, is considered a low-risk inmate, which according to officials is why she was allowed to work at the facility.
She arrived at the animal shelter, 740 Fuller Ave NE, at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday and immediately asked to use the restroom, according to a release.
When she didn’t return more than 30 minutes later, she was reported as a walk away.
Charlton was sentenced Oct. 8 for using a false identity to obtain prescriptions from local hospitals. She would have been released Feb. 1, 2014, but now faces new charges for this incident.
She is 4 feet 9 inches tall and 149 lbs. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Kent County Sheriff’s Department at 616-336-3113 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.