(The AEGIS Alliance) – Florida man is at it again after apparently seeing the increase in the housing market and attempting to sell a house. The big issue is that the house was not his to sell!
The genuine proprietor of the Winter Park residence is Marc Winchester who had been living at his 2nd residential property at the time he received a phone call coming from the housesitters.
“[They] called us and asked, ‘Have you changed the locks on the doors?’” Marc Winchester said to Click Orlando. “Their key, which was provided by us, would not work.”
After a few days, the housesitters discovered a real estate agent’s lockbox on the front gate of the home along with the new keys.
Winchester went back to Florida and looked at his security video, which revealed an unknown male and female strolling around his residence.
A few more days passed and a photographer appeared to take marketing pictures of his property. Then at some point, a real estate agent who is employed by ERA Grizzard Real Estate got into the mix, asserting she had the authorization to sell the property on the property owner’s behalf.
At that point, Winchester contacted the cops.
“My understanding is that there was never any face-to-face contact and there was never any valid governmental proof of identity provided [such as] driver’s license, passport, et cetera,” Winchester pointed out.
Winchester mentioned the real estate broker said the whole deal was done through email as well as WhatsApp.
The real estate agent was put on administrative leave of absence until an investigation had been completed, then got fired.
The owner of the real estate business likewise vowed to “implement processes and educational resources for our affiliated agents to increase awareness of new fraud and cybercrime trends and their growing sophistication that can affect businesses and consumers in Central Florida.”
The Winter Park Police Department has launched an investigation into the Florida man fraudster, yet it’s uncertain if the department has any sort of leads.
Kyle James Lee – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.