The Maine Association of REALTORS® has been made aware by the City of Bath Police Department that a male with an extensive criminal history of theft and fraud (Christopher Heath) has been contacting REALTORS® in the Bath and Hampden areas over the past week. This person has claimed to be a retired firefighter and a potential cash buyer looking for upscale properties. He has a history with law enforcement in Florida, Washington, Virginia, Vermont, and New York and may be accompanied by a female. Please contact the Maine State Police or your local law enforcement if you have had any suspicious interactions with this couple.
A best practice reminder for REALTOR™ safety: Always schedule first meetings with new clients in the office, verify their identity (take a photo of their driver’s license), and introduce them to a colleague.