According the arrest affidavit, Joanne Flynn, a Realtor in Austin, Tex., entered a condo that was listed for sale and allegedly took a book and put it in her purse. The owner of the condo had a surveillance camera inside.
Flynn admitted that she had access to the unit through a lockbox but told police she was at work that day. She then told police she showed the condo to a client, but the footage shows her entering alone.
The company Flynn worked for, UrbanSpace Realtors, told ABC affiliate KVUE that she is no longer with the company and issued the following statement from CEO Kevin Burns:
“Urbanspace takes the core values of trust, ethics and integrity incredibly seriously. There’s nothing more important than for the highest of these standards to be upheld amongst all Urbanspace team members at all times. The person involved in this incredibly unfortunate incident is no longer affiliated with our firm.”
The lack in judgement is getting no favours from her local board of Realtors.
The Austin Board of Realtors released the following statement:
“We believe illegal behavior should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Consumers’ safety and the security of their belongings should be of paramount importance to anyone with access to properties and violation of that trust should be treated with utmost seriousness.”
No word on what the title of the book was.
In a case of “What were they thinking” a real estate agent has lost her job after allegedly stealing from a property that was for sale