60-year-old Realtor arrested after stealing money from open house

Surveillance cameras captured Darcy Allison Sledge taking money from one of the Connecticut home's bedrooms

Connecticut Realtor Darcy Allison Sledge turned herself in to police last week on an active arrest warrant after a surveillance camera captured her taking items from an open house.

On July 26, surveillance camera footage showed Sledge taking items from a bedroom in an open house in New Canaan, Connecticut, police told local media. After a police investigation uncovered the footage, 60-year-old Sledge turned herself in on Nov. 1. The items, as it was later discovered, were Euro bills and coins that amounted to approximately $136.

Known as one of the most affluent towns in North America, New Canaan boast median home values of $1,254,200.

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Sledge, who is based in Westport, Conn., was a self-employed broker. Prior to that, she worked Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties since 2002, according to her LinkedIn profile, but left in August of 2018. Previously she served as vice president, member of senior management at investment company Credit Suisse between 1987 and 2000.

“I provide superior service and expertise in all aspect of real estate in Fairfield County,” Sledge wrote in her online Yelp profile. “From antiques to new construction, land, rentals, investment properties and more, I am your go-to person!”

The Realtor did not return multiple requests for comment from Inman. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties responded after publication to clarify Sledge’s tenure.

After turning herself in, Sledge was charged with larceny and released with a promise to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Nov. 12.

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Updated following publication to include new information from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties.