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Charges Dropped In Alleged Squatting Case At D.C.-Area Home

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Charges have been dropped against a man arrested after police said he tried to move into a Montgomery County home he didn't own.

A county police report shows officers arrested James Crombie of Kensington on Sept. 23 on charges of burglary, malicious destruction of property and attempted theft.

County district court records show the charges were dropped Jan. 6.

The police report says Crombie was charged after the owner of a Bethesda home for sale reported to police that Crombie and his family were moving in Aug. 30. The homeowner and his real estate agent told officers they had not sold the house.

The report says Crombie told investigators his company bought the house for him, but police wrote he didn't have a contract or a title to show them.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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