A WEALTHY couple discovered they were being fleeced by their child’s nanny when they spotted her wearing stolen clothes and jewellery on Facebook, a court was told.
But the court heard how Becki rumbled the betrayal of trust when she spotted pictures of Pascale Sherwin, 23, on the social networking site wearing her clothes and jewellery on nights out.
Becki, 29, was stunned to see that she was even “tagged” on some of the images – Facebook’s way of alerting people to browse their friends’ content.
The couple employed the nanny – known as Sasha – to look after their two-year-old daughter Olivia, and took her in as “one of the family”.
They printed out the pictures and took them to the police but were told more evidence was needed.
The DIY detectives then decided to set up four secret cameras in their home in Exeter and finally caught Sherwin in the act.
The nanny was found with the clothes and a stash of stolen jewellery when police searched her home, also in Exeter.
I feel stupid but I never once considered it would be her. She had become part of the family
Speaking after the hearing at Exeter Crown Court, Becki said: “Every week random things were going missing.
“It really started getting to me and I thought I was going mad.
“It did not add up. I started to make a list and realised just how much was going missing.
“I hate myself for it now but I started thinking if anyone I knew would do this.
“I feel stupid but I never once considered it would be her. She had become part of the family. My mum then looked on Sasha’s Facebook account and I felt physically sick.
“In her profile picture she was wearing all of my clothes and was doing so in several others.
“I was even tagged in them. I don’t know if she was just stupid or rubbing my nose in it.
“I have never felt so violated and my whole world came tumbling down.” Becki said that despite the evidence, she hoped Sherwin wasn’t the one steali…..