Woman who stole Villager’s wallet at pool lands back behind bars

A 53-year-old woman who stole a Villager’s wallet in 2015 from the men’s changing room at the swimming pool at Colony Cottage Recreation Center, has landed back behind bars.

Kelly Lynn Hendrix

Kelly Lynn Hendrix was booked without bond Friday at the Sumter County Detention Center after violating her probation.
was sentenced in 2016 in Sumter County Court to six months in jail. She was also sentenced to three years probation.

The shorts were taken in December 2015 and contained a Villager’s wallet which held $100 cash, his Florida driver’s license, an Outback Steakhouse gift card, his Villages ID card, and three credit cards.

The credit cards were later used at three local businesses – the nearby Walgreens, Publix and Shell gas station, all on Colony Boulevard.

Items purchased included Vodka, beer, cigarettes, razors and prepaid credit cards.Video surveillance and other clues led Sumter County Sheriff’s Office detectives to Hendrix and a male companion, Brian Mark Krajewski. They were arrested on Dec. 22, 2015 on charges including larceny and fraud.

Both told detectives they had stopped by Colony Cottage Recreation Center to use the restroom.

Hendrix was out on bond at the time the shorts were stolen. She had been accused of stealing from a 79-year-old Villager.

In 2013, Hendrix was sentenced to two years probation on a charge of fraudulent use of credit cards.

In 2010, Hendrix was arrested on a charge of petit theft but was able to avoid prosecution by entering into a pre-trial intervention contract. She also performed community service in that case.