Police have charged an Ohio real estate agent with stealing prescription pain pills, including Oxycodone, from at least one open house he was hosting.

Thomas Davis, 38, was charged with one count of burglary and two counts of theft of drugs after police in Wooster, Ohio, began investigating missing pain pills from an open house he hosted in the town of 25,000 over the summer. The former RE/MAX agent is accused of stealing 25 Hydrocodone pills and 12 Oxycodone from a home on Dornoch Drive, and police are investigating additional reports of missing pills at other homes he showed.

“According to the victims, their house was listed for sale and was shown by real estate agents that day,” Wooster Police Department Captain Anthony Lemmon told Inman on Tuesday. “Officers were able to determine that Thomas Davis, age 38, was an agent that had shown the house.”

Wooster Police

In July, the owners of the Dornoch Drive property returned home to find missing morphine, Oxycodone and Percocet pills, Lemmon said. After an investigation, police discovered several other homes shown by Davis had also reported missing medication and, on Aug. 26, Davis was arrested as he was holding another open house at the same Dornoch Drive property. Following the arrest, police discovered Davis in possession of a pill bottle from the home.

Police are continuing to investigate the other incidents involving missing pills, but Davis has yet to be charged in those cases.

Lemmon declined to say whether Davis stole property from other open houses.

Neither Davis nor his attorney, John Johnson Jr., returned Inman’s request for comment.

Davis, who has a profile on Realtor.com, had once converted a real estate company he bought from his father into a RE/MAX branch in Wooster. According to local media, Davis no longer works at RE/MAX but had briefly served as an agent there after selling the franchise to Jim Hand in 2015.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Davis is not currently listed as a licensed real estate agent in Ohio.

Hand did not return Inman’s calls or emails for comment.

Choosing to waive his arraignment and plead not guilty to all three charges last Wednesday, Davis signed a personal recognizance bond on Dec. 10. As part of his bond conditions, Davis is required to go through random drug screenings and avoid any real estate-related showings.

Email Veronika Bondarenko

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