Manhattan realtor steals artwork from home under own listing

September 30, 2014

A Manhattan real estate agent was found guilty of stealing valuables and artwork from a property under his listing.

According to a New York court, 43-year-old Kim, identified only by his last name, entered a Central Park home last year and took artwork and credit cards worth a total of about $500,000.

He was found guilty of six charges, among them second-degree grand larceny, identity theft and posession of stolen goods.

Kim started working at a Manhattan real estate firm in December 2012.

He was assigned to a home in the Upper West Side on 81st Street. He stole from the property after acquiring the password to the door and with knowledge of when the home’s family would be gone for vacation in August last year.