A Realtor in Williamsville, New York, a small town outside of Buffalo, New York, used her real estate license to burglarize houses for sale, according to an article in The Buffalo News.
The agent, Jill Hart, pled guilty at the State Supreme Court to six counts of burglary in the third degree. She stole narcotic painkillers from the listed homes.
Hart was a licensed real estate salesperson for Keller Williams Realty since January 2015, according to her LinkedIn account.
From the article:
The District Attorney’s Office reported that Hart, who no longer has a real estate license, went into houses in Amherst, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Eden, Lancaster and West Seneca on the pretext that she was showing the property to potential buyers. The buyers did not exist. Once inside, she would rummage through personal areas looking for prescription drugs.
The maximum sentence Hart could receive is seven years, but the judge recommended she be placed in the Judicial Diversion drug treatment program, according to the article.
Because of the ease of access real estate agents have to entering homes, HousingWire recently raised the question: Is real estate becoming a profession for ex or would-be criminals? Click here to read more.