FDLE arrests Kissimmee City Commissioner

KISSIMMEE, Fla. ­­­­­­– Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement today arrested Kissimmee City Commissioner Sara Shaw and her boyfriend Peter Sendtko on charges of fraudulent use of a deceased personal identification number and grand theft. In addition, Sendtko is charged with dealing in stolen property.

The investigation began in September 2015 after FDLE received information from Kissimmee PD regarding the couple living in a residence that was owned by Carol Woosley, who died in October 2011. The utilities for the residence were paid by automatic withdrawals from the decedent’s bank account.

In April 2014, the couple moved into the residence without permission and filed an adverse possession without color of title with Osceola County Property Appraisers in an attempt to establish ownership of Woosley’s residence. From May 2014 to September 2015, a little over $4,600 was paid to Kissimmee utilities using the decedent’s bank account. In October 2014, Sendtko sold Woosley’s 1997 Pontiac to a relative in Michigan for $500.

Both were booked into Osceola County Jail, Shaw on $3,500 bond and Sendtko on $6,000 bond. The investigation will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit.

For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001