A Tampa woman was recently arrested for a second time for illegally moving into a vacant house without the property owner's permission, as well as for several outstanding warrants.
The 41-year-old woman had several warrants for grand theft of $100,000 or more and
burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. She had previously moved into another person's home citing Florida's adverse possession law, which allow's a person to take possession of an abandoned property if they live in it and pay taxes on it for seven years.
After a legal battle with the rightful property owner the woman moved out and several months later moved into another home which was posted as for sale. Being in the process of a short sale, this was done without the homeowner's permission, which meant that she was committing several crimes by doing so because it was not a foreclosure, had a property owner and was being sold.
The woman was arrested after deputies issued a warrant for her arrest when the real estate agent reported the burglary.
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