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I am sorry to hear about this situation.
There is no criminal penalty for letting someone to stay with you who is not authorized my the landlord or the management company who represents the landlord. So this would not be a criminal matter.
However, unless the landlord/management company specifically authorizes an occupant, OR, the lease
itself allows it, then the landlord/management company may ask her to leave, and if she does not, the landlord/management company may file to evict both of you, treating her as an unauthorized occupant meaning that you materially breached the lease.
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