This apparently happened a couple of years ago but just came to light in a lawsuit. By a family named Weiner, appropriately enough.
A former president of thePassaic County Board of Realtors is accused in a lawsuit of steering potential buyers away from a couple’s vacant Wayne home so he could use it for “sexual escapades,” which were captured on hidden cameras.
Richard and Sandra Weiner of Denville have filed suit in state Superior Court in Passaic County alleging breach of trust and fiduciary duties against Coldwell Banker of Madison and Wayne residents, and Coldwell agents, Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan. The Weiners are seeking compensatory damages for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, trespass of land and other civil counts.
“Defendants Coldwell and Lindsay were engaged by the Weiners to market and sell their home in Wayne, New Jersey. Instead, Lindsay and Phelan, through Lindsay’s illegal and dishonest acts, used the Weiners’ home as their play pad to have sexual relations in the Weiners’ bedroom, among other places in the home,” the suit states.
The lawsuit alleges that along with making a duplicate key to the house, Lindsay “intentionally listed the house above market value to avoid Realtor traffic in the home while he and Phelan carried on their trysts.”
The suit filed Dec. 6 also states: “Worst yet, all of Lindsay and Phelan’s sexual escapades were recorded on security video cameras located in the Weiners’ home.”Neither Phelan nor Lindsay could be reached at their home phone numbers for comment.
The Weiners began working with Lindsay and Coldwell in early 2010, the suit says, when Lindsay repeatedly told them the Wayne home would sell for $650,000. The couple contracted him to list it in December 2011.
“On Dec. 27, 2011, the security cameras in the Weiners’ home captured Lindsay entering the Weiners’ home at 12:49 p.m. and he was dressed casually. At 12:51 p.m., the security cameras show that Phelan entered the Weiners’ home and Phelan and Lindsay kissed and hugged in the kitchen. The security cameras further show that at 1:02 p.m., Lindsay and Phelan entered the master bedroom, undressed and proceeded to have sex on the Weiners’ bed,” the suit states. “A while later, the security cameras show Lindsay and Phelan getting dressed.”
From Dec. 27, 2011, to Jan. 23, 2012, according to the suit, the security cameras captured Lindsay and Phelan making 10 additional visits to the home.
“All visits were for sexual encounters,” the suit states. “The last visit to the house by Lindsay and Phelan was on Jan. 23, 2012. Sandra Weiner happened to be checking the video cameras feed at the time and saw strange people in the house with what she thought were flashlights. The house was dark at the time. The Weiners called the local police, who then went to the house.”
They were fired from their jobs. When this latest story came to light, Phelan was fired from another real estate job.