Gainesville woman arrested after she broke into an apartment and changed the locks
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A Gainesville woman is behind bars after police say she burglarized an apartment and rented it out to someone while the rightful resident was away.
40-year-old Sheila Lee was arrested Sunday on burglary and larceny charges.
Police say the victim had been on vacation and returned to find her locks changed and a stranger living inside her apartment.
They say the stranger thought Lee owned the unit and had been paying her to live there. Police also say Lee stole about $1,300 worth of electronics from the victim.
Lee is in the Alachua County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
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