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Friday, April 30, 2010
A Jacksonville, Florida babysitter is in jail after her employer noticed almost $11,000 missing from her checking account. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the victim noticed the problem Monday when she noticed $10,800 missing from her Florida Telco account. Florida Telco showed police several images of 22-year-old Lauren Jackson Kirkland making five withdrawals from the branch at Atlantic Boulevard at Girvin Road.

Megan Martzen is being held in the Fresno County Jail on a $2 million bail. Defense attorney, Jeff Hammerschmidt is working to get that reduced, so the 19-year old will not have to deliver her baby in a jail cell. Martzen is accused of intentionally killing a 17-month old Reedley girl she was babysitting in February 2009.

A Fitchburg, Wisconsin day care provider who was arrested Wednesday blamed her 5-year-old son for one case of suspected child abuse and a teething toy and child carrier for two others, according to court documents filed Thursday.

A 31-year-old Helena, Montana man accused of shooting his wife and the couple's nanny has made an initial appearance in District Court.
Jeremy S. MacGregor is charged with two counts of attempted deliberate homicide for the April 15 shooting. MacGregor was read the charges filed against him on Thursday. He will enter a plea during an arraignment scheduled for May 20.

The release of the new Family Nanny Robot proves that China doesn't plan on letting Japan completely take over the work of eliminating human jobs. Developed by Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation Co. Ltd., the robot can essentially act as a temporary caretaker for children and the elderly with the ability to detect gas leaks, alert the fire or police authorities, as well as text the owner in certain situations. Equipped with sensors that allow it to navigate the interior of any home, the robot only needs 2 hours of charging to operate for 8 hours. The company plans to introduce the robot to the commercial market for 10,000 yuan ($1,500) in the next five years.

9 comments:

amelia bedelia said...

Wonder why that sitter was so bold to steal so much. Don't you wish we knew that? what to look for? Was she a crack fiend? Did mom do due diligence. If mom did not do due diligence, she deserves getting stolen from. She's lucky cuz her baby could have been hurt.

blah said...

Yeah, except robots will never be able to give the warmth and love than a human being would. No thanks.

MissDee said...

I am curious as to how the nanny was able to withdraw the money in the first place. I am sure she probably told the teller she was taking the money for her boss, yet the bank should have called the account holder and verified that the nanny was authorized to take the money. I in no way condone stealing as I have had two stolen ATM cards and money stolen from my account by a person I considered a friend and someone I loved and trusted. Because the bank released the money to the nanny without account holder verification, I don't think the nanny should be responsible to pay it back. The bank should get in trouble for this, because anytime you go into a bank with someone else's liscense and a withdrawal slip, the bank will call to verify the person attempting to make the withdrawal and if they are authorized to do so. I do think, however, that the nanny should be charged with identity theft, but that she shouldn't be responsible to pay the money back, since it was the bank's fault she got the money, due to the lack of security procedures followed.

monkeyshines said...

I have worked for asain parents before, and I will never again, they are cold, and very cheap and I was told by my agencey they often dont place nannies with them so it doesnt suprise me they invented a robot

slb3334 said...

I just want to point out that Helena is not in Wyoming, but is the capital of Montana. They are all scary.

Jane Doe said...

Yes. Helena, in Montana. Don't know how that happened. Incidentally, I hear it's lovely this time of the year.

NVMom said...

Ok,I just want to know where you got that picture?! (For the WTF front page).

slb3334 said...

Lol. I don't know about that. I am actually about 3 hours from there and it has been snowing most of the last few days.

Just Me said...

I used to work for a bank and there's no way a teller should be allowing money to be withdrawn from an account without the account holder there. I had a hardcore two weeks of training and one of the things that was drilled into our heads was unless the person on the account is right in front of you, they get nothing. Not even a little info on the account!
Maybe the nanny was on the account for some reason?
That's the only thing I can think of. Otherwise, what they're doing is stealing and I would agree that it's identity theft!