This is a cautionary tale for anyone who puts a house on the market and leaves town.
Luckily, this couple had vigilant neighbors who recognized something unusual was going on and reported it to the homeowners.
Still, it’s a scary story that shows the value of neighbors watching out for each other.
It comes from Maple Grove, Minn., via an Aug. 13 story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
The story describes how an attorney, Adam Bunge, and his wife, Sarah Bunge, a Lutheran pastor, put their home up for sale and left for a four-month working vacation in London.
In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, the Bunges allege their real esate agent engaged in “unauthorized sexual escapades” in their home while they were gone.
Worse, the alleged gay sex activities of agent Steven Curtis Skar left nasty stains on their sheets, couch, carpet and furniture, the lawsuit alleges.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the couple said in the lawsuit, their home computer was violated as well and credit card information stolen and used to run up $1,300 in unauthorized purchases online.
Skar’s employer, Coldwell Banker Burnet, fired Skar in May after spending more than $7,000 to clean the couple’s home and replace soiled furniture, linens. The agency even had to replace their robes and her nightgowns.
In June, Skar’s real estate license was revoked by state regulators.
Skar denies the allegations. Maple Grove police are investigating the claims.
You can read the entire story at this link from the StarTribune.com.