The former chief executive of Birmingham Dogs Home and his wife have been charged with fraud and money laundering offences.
Simon Price, 53, of Marston Green in Solihull, has been charged with 11 counts of fraud by abuse of position and one money laundering offence, West Midlands Police said.
His wife, Alayna Price, 38, and also of Marston Green, has been charged with six counts of fraud by abuse of position and one count of money laundering.
The alleged offences took place between 2012 and 2016, police said.
Both will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 1 November.