Vancouver real estate agent gets one month for theft
A Vancouver real estate agent who was caught on camera stealing oxycodone tablets from a home that he was supposed to be showing to an interested client was sentenced Thursday to a month on a work crew.Court documents show Cory M. Escott, 60, appeared before Clark County Superior Court Judge Bernard Veljacic and pleaded guilty to two charges: third-degree theft and first-degree criminal trespass.Escott’s charges were amended as part of a plea agreement. He originally faced charges of residential burglary, third-degree theft and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.The conviction stems from a Feb. 28, 2017 incident at a house in the Maplecrest neighborhood. The homeowners reported that a real estate agent had stolen prescription medication from their home.The victims, Travis and Allyson Clarke, told Clark County sheriff’s deputies that while they were at work, Escott entered the house using his access device and stole 12 oxycodone tablets. Travis Clarke showed deputies an empty bottle that had been on the top shelf of a kitchen cabinet, according to a probable cause affidavit.