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Woman stole items from neighbor's apartment, Waterford Township police say

Victim believes Kelli Stump may have used spare key to enter apartment

Kelli Stump (Photo courtesy of the Waterford Township Police Department).
Kelli Stump (Photo courtesy of the Waterford Township Police Department).


WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A woman has been arrested after she allegedly used a spare key to steal items from her neighbor's apartment, Waterford Township police said.

Officers arrived around 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 3800 block of Walton Boulevard to investigate a breaking and entering complaint.

Police said officers spoke with a 52-year-old Waterford man who said he arrived home from work to find lights on, along with several doors and drawers open throughout his home.

The victim told police several items had been taken from his home, including jars containing spare change, a folding hunting knife and his prescription medications, according to Waterford Township police.

Officers said they did not find any signs of forced entry and collected several items to be printed.

As the officers were completing their report, the victim called the Waterford Police Department to say all of his stolen property had been found at a neighbor's home, police said.

Officers returned to the victim's home and were told the victim suspected that his neighbor -- identified by police as Kelli Stump, 47 -- may have used a spare key to enter his apartment while he was at work.

The victim told police that he walked down to her apartment and saw his property sitting in open view through the window, police said.

Officers contacted Stump and took her into custody at her apartment without incident, police said. All of the victim's property was recovered.

Stump was arraigned Saturday on one felony charge of second-degree home invasion and was given a $25,000 cash bond. Police said she remains at the Oakland County Jail.