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      George Zimmerman's wife arrested: Shellie Zimmerman faces perjury count

      Shellie Zimmerman (Photo: Seminole County Sheriff)

      Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, was arrested Tuesday on perjury charges.

      In charging documents obtained by ABC 7 News on Tuesday afternoon, the state of Florida alleges that Shellie Zimmerman lied to a judge about the amount of money she and her husband had in order to post bond after her husband's initial arrest.

      Her bond has been set at $1,000.

      During testimony, Shellie claimed that she and her husband had no money to post bond, but claimed to not know how much money had been raised on the Internet for a legal fund for George.

      However, the charging documents say that in a series of phone calls between Shellie and George while he was incarcerated, they alluded to significant funds they had in a bank account. Authorities also say that credit union records obtained by the state indicate numerous transfers totaling thousands of dollars.

      The documents also say that after Zimmerman was released from jail on April 24, Shellie transferred $85,500 from her account into one belonging to George.

      Shellie Zimmerman Arrest 6-12-12