Nanny and Housekeeper Arrested on 95 Counts of Theft and Forgery
Redwood City, February 6, 2013
Sandy Delgado had been robbing her employers for four years before she was arrested on February 2, 2013. Arrested on 95 charges of theft and forgery, she is being held at the San Mateo County Jail in lieu of $950,000 bail.
Delgado, 28, of Redwood City had been a housekeeper and nanny for family in the North Fair Oaks area, according to the San Mateo County Police Department. On January 18 of this year, “her employer became suspicious of forgery and grand theft that had occurred over the past 18 months,” said Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt of the San Mateo County’s Sheriff’s Office.
This suspicion led police to a two week investigation in which 66 additional counts of forgery and grand theft were discovered dating back four years.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office offers these suggestions to prevent forgery and theft:
- Shred items which list your personal information. This includes; mail, canceled checks, bank statements, and credit reports.
- Check your credit reports annually to watch for fraudulent use. You are entitled to one free credit report each year, and can subscribe to credit monitoring companies.
- Do not store birth certificates, social security cards in your wallet. These items can be used to access your bank, and credit cards.
- Do not list driver’s license, social security, or telephone numbers on checks.
- Pay attention when using an ATM. Be cautious of people who appear to be standing too close when completing a transaction.
- Call 911 to report suspicious behavior.
Redwood City-Woodside Patch: Redwood City Woman Arrested for Grand Theft and Forgery