A Racine woman found hiding in an elderly couple’s home was charged Monday with several misdemeanors.

Tiffany Boone, 35, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and obstructing a police officer. If found guilty, Boone faces up to one year nine months in prison and/or fines up to $21,000. The DA’s office also charged Boone as a repeat offender, which means the charges also carry an extra six years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Racine Police Department responded to a report of criminal trespassing at 7:15 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the 1700 block of Villa Street.

The elderly couple that owned the house had done maintenance on their home. They have lived in for over 40 years. The overheard his wife yelling at Boone. The woman found Boone laying on the floor between the bed and the dresser. When she asked Boone why she was there, Boone told her that she was cold.

The woman’s husband rushed into the room and asked what was going on. When he realized what was happening, he called the police. Boone told the couple several times that she was “going to kill him.”

The couple didn’t know how Boone got into the house. But it was the second time she had done so. Another time, the man found Boone in his backyard but he didn’t call the police. The man’s wife believes that Boone had taken some European currency from the home in the past, the criminal complaint reads.

On probation for burglary, Boone told police she thought the couple’s home was her cousin’s house. She was also convicted in 2015 with aggravated battery.

Next appearance

Boone, who is being held on a $250 cash bond, has an appearance for a pre-trial conference at 3:15 p.m. April 5 in Racine County Court,

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.