Former prostitute and NSW Police trainee Kim Hollingsworth has been charged with hindering an animal welfare officer in Sydney's west.
Hollingsworth, whose story was featured in the television crime series Underbelly: The Golden Mile, set in Kings Cross, was arrested at a Mulgoa property around 10.30am (AEDT) on Thursday.
The arrest came after RSPCA officers went to her home to assess the animals under her care, an RSPCA spokesman told AAP.
Acting Inspector Jeff Thornton from Penrith Local Area command told AAP that Hollingworth allegedly began to obstruct an RSPCA officer conducting the investigation.
She was charged with hindering an officer and was issued a court attendance notice to appear at Penrith Local Court in January.
Hollingsworth was dismissed as a NSW Police trainee after failing to disclose her past as a prostitute and stripper.
Underbelly: The Golden Mile told the story of Sydney's underworld from 1988 to 1999.
The RSPCA spokesman said Hollingsworth also faced 11 charges of animal cruelty and was set to appear at Downing Centre District Court on Monday.