Charges dropped against 94-year-old Florida woman

The criminal trespassing charge against an elderly Florida woman who refused to pay the rent at an independent living facility has been dropped, officials say.

Our partners at WKMG said a court document filed Monday did not say why the charge against  Lake County resident Juanita Fitzgerald was dropped.

Fitzgerald was arrested Dec. 12 and released on her own recognizance Thursday, the day before her 94th birthday.

She was carried out of the Franklin House and taken to Lake County jail. 

When her story became public, she started receiving offers for help, but she said she doesn't need money.

For more, read the WKMG report.

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