Following arrest of agent for swindling, Rapid Realty to carry out its own investigation

July 19, 2013 09:30AM

In the wake of news that a Rapid Realty agent allegedly swindled clients out of more than $5,000, the brokerage is undertaking an extensive review of his books to determine whether he cheated more victims, DNAinfo reported.

Brian Fuller — who worked out of the Park Slope North office, at 177 Fourth Avenue, of the massive rental franchise — was charged last week with four counts of grand larceny and five counts of petit larceny. On Wednesday, Rapid Realty released a statement saying the company has “zero tolerance” for agents who violate the law or take advantage of clients.

“We take these matters very seriously, and will do everything in our power to ensure that justice is served for the victims of this crime,” a Rapid spokesperson said.

The New York Department of State is carrying out its own investigation into Fuller’s alleged crimes, which will also look into whether Rapid was privy to the scam. “The investigation will encompass the brokerage, their knowledge of the alleged acts and related details,” a DOS spokesperson told DNAinfo in a statement.

Rapid has about 900 agents working at 62 locations, including offices in New Jersey, Boston and San Diego. Several employees recently made a dramatic statement of fealty to the brokerage by getting tattoos of the company logo, as The Real Deal reported.  [DNAinfo]Hiten Samtani