Family films Richmond realtor allegedly stealing pain meds while showing home

Posted at 9:59 PM, Jan 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-22 08:56:39-05

HENRICO, Va. -- Henrico police charged a Richmond Realtor with drug possession and larceny after a family recorded video of her allegedly stealing liquid pain medicine while showing their home.

“It was a little bit scary," said Emma Sonck, who was prescribed the medicine when she got her wisdom teeth removed. "You don’t normally have someone come in your house and take your stuff."

Sonck’s father recorded video on four security cameras that were installed throughout the home after putting the house on the market. He bought the cameras when his wife reported a pair of earrings missing after an open house.

"I thought it was a little bit silly, but I mean he had reason for putting it up,” Sonck said.

A couple days later, Sarah West Reeves, with Long and Foster Realtors, came over to show the house.

Police said cameras captured Reeves opening the kitchen pantry and removing a bottle. Sonck said the bottle contained liquid hydrocodone.

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“I took one dose of it, and then I threw it up,” Sonck said about the medication.

Henrico Police subsequently charged Reeves with possession of a schedule two narcotic and larceny.

A broker with Long and Foster Realtors said the company would have “no comment.”

Sonck said she hopes Reeves' arrest and the video will encourage other families to be proactive and install cameras.

“If anybody else takes something we’ll know who did it and what they took,” Sonck said about the cameras in her home.

CBS 6 reporter Melissa Hipolit visited Reeves home Tuesday night. A man looked out the window at her, but nodded his head “no,” and then disappeared.



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