Woman accused of staying in vacant house, selling furniture
PINEVILLE (AP) - A Louisiana woman is accused of living in a vacant house and selling its furniture and appliances.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says the homeowner told investigators he went to clean out the house in Pineville and found a woman living there. Deputies found numerous pieces of furniture and appliances missing.
The Town Talk reports that deputies arrested 30-year-old Jerica Gros of Alexandria on trespassing and simple burglary charges.
A police news release says she apparently had been living in the house since early January and allegedly had scrapped or sold the missing items.
She was arrested Feb. 19 and released Feb. 20 on $4,750 bond.
It's not clear whether she has an attorney who could speak for her. Directory assistance did not have a telephone number for her.
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