KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Authorities say a central Florida city commissioner has been charged with illegally moving into a dead woman’s home.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says in a news release that Kissimmee City Commissioner Sara Shaw was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand theft and fraudulently using a dead person’s identification number.
Her boyfriend, Peter Sendtko, faces an additional charge of dealing in stolen property related to selling the woman’s car.
The news release says the couple moved into the home without permission in 2014. The woman died in 2011.
The FDLE says the couple tried to gain possession of the house by paying property taxes. Utilities were paid by automatic withdrawals from the dead woman’s bank account.
Court records showed Shaw was still in jail Tuesday afternoon. It wasn’t known whether she or Sendtko has a lawyer.