A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly took items from a residence where she lived and pretended that someone else had burglarized the house.
Elizabeth Wilson, 19, was reportedly angry because the owner of the house was going to start charging her rent, Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said during a court hearing Monday for Wilson.
Detective Marsha Oliver reported that police were sent to 1807 W. 23rd Ave. Thursday where the victim reported that her home had been burglarized, and identified Wilson, who was described as the woman’s “God-daughter” as a suspect.
Reed said Wilson was picked up Friday and after waiving her rights, told police she and three other people had taken items from the house.
Wilson was reportedly in North Little Rock when she heard two men talking about “hitting a lick” (pulling a robbery or burglary) and told them she knew a house they could break into, Oliver said in the probable cause affidavit.
Reed said Wilson unlocked the door of the house, deactivated the alarm system, and items from the house were placed in the back of a pickup truck and taken to North Little Rock where they were recovered by police.
Wilson reportedly also broke a window at the house to make it appear as though there had been a break-in.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Wilson after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with breaking or entering, theft of property and criminal mischief.
Bridgforth told Wilson, who said she would hire her own attorney, to come back to court Sept. 24.