A woman accused of unlawfully taking residence in an $800,000 home in the Piper Glen neighborhood of Charlotte was taken into custody and charged Tuesday.
Ninti El-Bey, 42, was charged with first-degree trespassing and breaking and entering, according to police. She was still in the Mecklenburg County jail early Wednesday, according to the Sheriff’s Office website.
El-Bey was previously arrested for second-degree trespassing. Records show she occupied the home on Kelly Woods Lane without authorization after having been notified not to enter the house. Court documents show Chase Bank owns the home.
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According to the official report, issued on Friday, El-Bey “unlawfully returned to the listed location which is owned by the victim business,” Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co.
El-Bey has told WBTV she has documentation to prove she belongs in the home.
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