Nanny sentenced to prison for stealing $280K from employers

Allegedly used money from forged checks on vacations, luxury jewelry

BOSTON (AP) — A former nanny for a Boston family who admitted to stealing more than $280,000 from her employers for vacations and luxury jewelry is headed to prison.

Stephanie Fox of Randolph was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in prison and ordered to repay her former employers. She pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in November.

Prosecutors say 30-year-old Fox took checks from the victims’ checkbook, made them payable to herself and forged her employers’ signatures to cash them.

Authorities say she used the money for vacations to Hawaii, Aruba and the Bahamas, as well as Movado watches and a diamond pendant necklace.

The Boston Globe reports that her lawyer says Fox’s criminal history, which includes prior larceny and identity theft convictions, is rooted in an addiction to adrenaline.


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