NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut real estate broker has been charged with taking more than $400,000 worth of personal items from a foreclosed home.
The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/2sXSlGE ) that 66-year-old Barbara Morris, of Ridgefield, was charged with attempt to commit first-degree larceny.
Morris was hired by a finance company to oversee a foreclosed Wilton home while litigation continued.
Police say a 70-year-old woman filed a report claiming personal items had been taken from the home in February. Investigators say 300 items were collected and appraised at $405,000 by an auction house.
Auction house documents show proceeds from the sale were supposed to be given to Morris.
Morris’ attorney maintains the case is a civil dispute and his client will be cleared.
Morris is due back in court August 9.
Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com