Okay so here's what happened. Two cats were caught from an area that had no caregiver. Rebecca had gone down and checked and found only unsterilised cats there. As per the agreement with the TC which was agreed upon by residents and TC at the meeting, any unsterilised cats would be removed.
The problem is that one of the caregivers lost some sterilised cats (she subsequently found they were trapped, but not by the TC) and when she called the AVA, she was told that some sterilised cats had been brought in. The AVA officer had also wondered why sterilised cats had been sent in and the pest control officer allegedly said he heard that they had been given approval by the animal welfare group.
I managed to finally get the officer in the late evening. She claimed that none of the cats were ear tipped. I got another AVA officer just a short while ago and he confirmed that two of them were.
Now what happened? Instead of assuming the TC is definitely up to something nefarious, I think it's best to let them explain and see what happened exactly. When we hear their explanation then we'll see what the case is.