From the Record/Herald News:
It began in December, when a Mahwah man who had put his house up for sale returned from work one evening to find a camera and camcorder missing.
Sometime later, $2,000 in cash disappeared from a house for sale in Ramsey. On top of that, nearly $50,000 worth of jewelry was taken from another home.
On Wednesday, police arrested a real estate agent who they said used her position to swipe the jewelry, electronics and cash from several North Jersey houses in the past three months.
Susan Silok, 54, of Mahwah had entered the homes carrying an oversized purse, then slipped the items into a plastic bag, police said.
Silok, a Realtor for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, turned herself in to Mahwah police on Wednesday. She was released without bail while police continue their investigation.
News of the arrest Wednesday rattled North Jersey’s real estate community, primarily because agents say they work hard to earn a homeowner’s trust.