A real estate agent in New Jersey recently got the shock of his life when he got a call from a man claiming to be the owner of a home.
The agent then drove the seller to the house to inspect the property, and was surprised to find the home in a state of disrepair.
The buyer of the home told the agent that the house had been vandalized with graffiti, and the agent called the police.
The police arrived and determined that the home was not in fact the home of the real estate broker, and they charged the seller with felony burglary.
The criminal complaint against the realtor also alleges that the real owner, who has not been identified, told police that he has a criminal record, has been arrested for assault, and has committed other crimes in the past.
The real estate agents attorney, Robert D. Gough, told NBC 4 New York that the agent was given the address and description of the property on the phone, and that the property had not been vandalised.
He said the agent believed the realtors attorney and the seller would be able to sell the property and were “fortunate” that he was able to provide the buyer with the address of the house.
He added that the case has been investigated by the New Jersey State Police and that both the realty broker and the real property owner have been contacted.
The attorney said that he believes the real realtor should have been prosecuted.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.