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Live-in nanny arrested for stealing from employer, police say

By Natalie Crofts | Posted - Apr 2nd, 2014 @ 4:35pm

PARK CITY — A nanny was arrested Monday for stealing from her employer, police said.

The 21-year-old woman had been working as a nanny for the family for about a month and a half and was living in the family's nanny quarters, according to Capt. Phil Kirk of the Park City Police Department. The family noticed some property was missing from their home, located on the 1300 block of Aerie Drive, and contacted police Sunday, he said.

Kirk said the missing property included personal clothing, jewelry and some electronic gear. Stolen property was recovered from the nanny quarters by police after they obtained a warrant, he said.

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The total value of the stolen property was around $2,000, Kirk said.

Police said the nanny is originally from Provo. They couldn't release her name at this time.

The nanny had also two outstanding warrants for her arrest in Utah County for felony theft and misdemeanor theft, Kirk said. The bail on her felony warrant was set at $10,000, according to Kirk.

He said he didn't know if the family did a background check before hiring her, which could have shown her outstanding warrants for theft.

“There are private companies you can go through that will search backgrounds on individuals,” he said. “It does require a certain amount of cost, but it's probably money well spent.”

Contributing: Peter Samore

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