Nanny's arrest prompts hiring advice ...

Nanny's arrest prompts hiring advice from police

There are 17 comments on the Stamford Advocate story from Jun 1, 2009, titled Nanny's arrest prompts hiring advice from police. In it, Stamford Advocate reports that:

When a Brazilian nanny started moving from house to house, stealing checks from her Westchester, N.Y., and Greenwich employers, and even showing up at a local day care to pick up a child after having been fired, Greenwich police put a stop to her crime spree.

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Hugo Chavez

Bronx, NY

#2 Jun 2, 2009
.....but she was cheap labor so who cares.
Jeremiah

New Rochelle, NY

#3 Jun 2, 2009
children are a must have accessory for the young noveau riche.
Watch out

North Brunswick, NJ

#4 Jun 2, 2009
These people be hiring people to watch there kids and they end up stealing from them that makes it harder for an honest person to come along and do the job correctly
fed up w lazy moms

Arlington, VA

#5 Jun 2, 2009
Women with children who do not work and hire a nanny to take care of their child(ren) while they go out and do their personal errands are nothing but lazy moms. Why do you have to hire a nanny if all you have to do when you get up in the morning is care for your child(ren)and keep the house in order while your husband is bring home the bacon. You usually have nothing else to do because a cleaning crew has already been hired to tidy up the home and maybe even cook for the family. So my point is that this type of crime can be avoided if stay-at-home moms just get up from their lazy toosh and raise their own child(ren) and not have a stranger do the job that came with having kids. I'm a full-time working mother with three children and I have more sense than having a stranger come to my home and take away my motherhood. Your children should be your first and top priority and should be protected to the fullest. Parents who allow strangers in their home to raise their own are setting themselves up for danger.
HaHa

Deep River, CT

#6 Jun 2, 2009
They deserve getting robbed, stupid parents. These rich snoots are too stupid and lazy to have kids. They are only creating the next generation of screw balls to keep the shrinks in money.
Huh

United States

#7 Jun 2, 2009
How do you know theyre rich snoots? So all women should stay at home and take care of their kids and not pursue careers? And shouldnt help "bring home bacon" as you called it? A nanny can be a huge help with work-life balance, it doesnt automatically mean the mothers are lazy and dont care about their kids. In many cases families treat their nannies like family. I am good friends with a woman who was a nanny for a family for several years and they paid for a large part of her wedding and used their own frequent flyer miles for her honeymoon. Dont be so quick to judge.
yep

Farmingdale, NY

#9 Jun 2, 2009
It makes not having money much more palatable if you can criticize those who do have money.
Stamford

United States

#10 Jun 2, 2009
I nominate you for mother of the year!
fed up w lazy moms wrote:
Women with children who do not work and hire a nanny to take care of their child(ren) while they go out and do their personal errands are nothing but lazy moms. Why do you have to hire a nanny if all you have to do when you get up in the morning is care for your child(ren)and keep the house in order while your husband is bring home the bacon. You usually have nothing else to do because a cleaning crew has already been hired to tidy up the home and maybe even cook for the family. So my point is that this type of crime can be avoided if stay-at-home moms just get up from their lazy toosh and raise their own child(ren) and not have a stranger do the job that came with having kids. I'm a full-time working mother with three children and I have more sense than having a stranger come to my home and take away my motherhood. Your children should be your first and top priority and should be protected to the fullest. Parents who allow strangers in their home to raise their own are setting themselves up for danger.
MrT

Boston, MA

#11 Jun 2, 2009
Watch out wrote:
These people be hiring people to watch there kids and they end up stealing from them that makes it harder for an honest person to come along and do the job correctly
I actually think it makes it easier. Have background info ready with lots of references with phone numbers. Once you have built a reputation, you are golden. This is a word of mouth industry.
MrT

Boston, MA

#12 Jun 2, 2009
fed up w lazy moms wrote:
Women with children who do not work and hire a nanny to take care of their child(ren) while they go out and do their personal errands are nothing but lazy moms. Why do you have to hire a nanny if all you have to do when you get up in the morning is care for your child(ren)and keep the house in order while your husband is bring home the bacon. You usually have nothing else to do because a cleaning crew has already been hired to tidy up the home and maybe even cook for the family. So my point is that this type of crime can be avoided if stay-at-home moms just get up from their lazy toosh and raise their own child(ren) and not have a stranger do the job that came with having kids. I'm a full-time working mother with three children and I have more sense than having a stranger come to my home and take away my motherhood. Your children should be your first and top priority and should be protected to the fullest. Parents who allow strangers in their home to raise their own are setting themselves up for danger.
Maybe you should have a class for perfect parenting and elect yourself President Perfect Parent?
Fed u w lazy moms

Arlington, VA

#13 Jun 2, 2009
MrT wrote:
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Maybe you should have a class for perfect parenting and elect yourself President Perfect Parent?
No need to. It should come naturally when you have children. This is about the children and, if you love your own, you would do everything to protect them including doing the job that a mom should do. There is no better protector than a parent.
NannyBeachBum

United States

#14 Jun 2, 2009
A reputable brick & mortar agency is your best friend when hiring a nanny for your family.
What enannysource offers is a $9.99 Lexus Nexis background screen (check their fine print! Many counties/states are NOT covered in this!!!!)---- and any good brick and mortar agency will tell you that an in-depth county-by-county background screen is FAR more than $9.99. Not to mention that a good agent will meet face-to-face with potential nannies, verify numerous references, do an orientation and a thorough background screen as well as match the nanny to your family before sending them. Worth their weight in gold.

I'd suggest going to the International Nanny Association website, http://nanny.org OR the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies site at http://theapna.org to find out all about hiring a nanny, agency options and good screening methods.
ct resident

AOL

#16 Jun 2, 2009
What does one expect to get for cheap labor?, and from another country, i dont think us americans are too well liked nor respected these days....maybe they look at us as dumb?, and think they can get away with it, why wouldnt they?, look what our governmenet does, and yes it reflects on the citizens.
and further more, if child care wasnt so out of control, and not so exspensive, maybe we could hire our own?, thats the flip side, the cost of living in general in the united states is out of whack, totally out of control, wasnt it nixon who put a freeze on somethings in the past?, obama needs to do the same, if he truly has good intentions of helping the american people, i see more and more people getting in worse situations now, i think the worst is yet to come..very sad...everything people worked for..going, going, and will be gone..sad
Huh

United States

#17 Jun 3, 2009
The Banned One wrote:
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Pursuing a career is alot different than pursuing a tennis ball.
Youre right, and I agree, but you dont know thats what this particular family was doing.
MrT

Boston, MA

#18 Jun 3, 2009
Fed u w lazy moms wrote:
<quoted text>
No need to. It should come naturally when you have children. This is about the children and, if you love your own, you would do everything to protect them including doing the job that a mom should do. There is no better protector than a parent.
No duh! You just state the obvious and toot your own horn.
Fed up with dummies

Sewickley, PA

#19 Jun 3, 2009
Fed u w lazy moms wrote:
<quoted text>
No need to. It should come naturally when you have children. This is about the children and, if you love your own, you would do everything to protect them including doing the job that a mom should do. There is no better protector than a parent.
You are totally clueless! Parenting is not an easy job and a parent must work at it. Why assume that these parents involve don't have a job and aren't working . Sounds like YOU need a reality check or something else to complain about.
Steve

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jun 3, 2009
eNannySource.com does not only do a database background check and there is no fine print saying this anywhere. It uses the Gold Standard of background checking; a SSN address check; a database national check of over 300 million records and a county court house check. There is no better search available anywhere.
NannyBeachBum wrote:
A reputable brick & mortar agency is your best friend when hiring a nanny for your family.
What enannysource offers is a $9.99 Lexus Nexis background screen (check their fine print! Many counties/states are NOT covered in this!!!!)---- and any good brick and mortar agency will tell you that an in-depth county-by-county background screen is FAR more than $9.99. Not to mention that a good agent will meet face-to-face with potential nannies, verify numerous references, do an orientation and a thorough background screen as well as match the nanny to your family before sending them. Worth their weight in gold.
I'd suggest going to the International Nanny Association website, http://nanny.org OR the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies site at http://theapna.org to find out all about hiring a nanny, agency options and good screening methods.

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