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Real Estate Rip-Off

When real estate agent Barbara Wulfing and her husband went on vacation, they asked fellow agent Andrew Bauer, 23, to housesit at their Ladue, Mo., home. When they returned, Wulfing discovered that over $100,000 worth of her jewelry was missing. Bauer was arrested and charged with felony theft. He allegedly confessed to the crime and pawning some of the jewelry, saying he did it to pay off debts and make a down payment on a new car. During the investigation, Bauer also allegedly admitted to stealing and selling a ring belonging to his aunt, Carrie Sayers. Sayers didn’t realize the ring was missing until police contacted her. (MS/St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ...Whoever said the real estate market would rob you blind wasn’t kidding!
Original Publication Date: 26 October 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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