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Trespasser on Ellen DeGeneres' Home Charged

February 15, 2011 (6:54 am) GMT
Karen Sjoden, who was found on the grounds of the stars' home, will face up to six months in jail if she is convicted.

A woman accused of trespassing on and 's Los Angeles property has been charged with a misdemeanor following her arrest on Thursday, February 10. Security guards at the couple's Beverly Hills compound found Karen Sjoden on the grounds of the stars' home, although she never entered the residence and did not get close to either the comedienne or the actress.

Police took Sjoden into custody and the 49-year-old suspect was charged on Monday, February 14. If convicted, the alleged intruder faces up to six months in jail, in addition to a fine of $1,000.

Ellen DeGeneres recently learned that she is a distant cousin to Kate Middleton. She has been joking about getting an invite to the royal wedding in April.

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