A 34-year-old woman had a long criminal history before being arrested while squatting in a house in The Villages.
Anisa Ebony Trychta continued to be held without bail at the Sumter County Detention Center on Tuesday after her arrest last week at an abandoned house in 718 Santa Fe St. in the village of Polo Ridge.
Trychta has spent a lot of time behind bars.
One of her most serious crimes happened in 2012, when she took a Nissan Altima from a friend living in Ocala. The man had rented the vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and she asked to borrow it to go to a funeral in Fort Lauderdale. Ten days later, he received a call from Trychta who told him that she had left the rented vehicle at a gas station because she had no money to buy gasoline. She told the man the vehicle was towed to a towing yard and needed $ 100 to get it out, according to an arrest report. He paid the money and called Enterprise, providing an address in Fort Lauderdale for the vehicle to be picked up. He received a call from Enterprise indicating that a representative had visited the address where Trychta claimed she did not have the keys and refused to allow the vehicle to be removed from “private property” . Enterprise advised the man to file a theft report.
He then told Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies that he had known Trychta for six months and “thought she was trustworthy.” He was concerned that she would take the rented vehicle to Mississippi.
When she was arrested later that year, she spent about a month in the Marion County Jail.
She has been in prison for shoplifting, driving under license suspension, trafficking in stolen goods and providing false information to a pawnshop.
Neighbors have complained that she is part of a group of squatters living in the house which is in foreclosure. The old owners are dead.
Utilities and water were cut off at the house. Neighbors alleged squatters were stealing water from outside taps.