Police: Couple steals from piggy bank while babysitting
Paige Holly and Jason Duckett (Source: Travelers Rest PD)
TRAVELERS REST, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A woman and her boyfriend have been charged with stealing cash and other items while babysitting, according to Travelers Rest police.
Paige Holly, 25, and Jason Duckett, 24, were both charged with grand larceny, according to police. Duckett was also charged with forgery, as well as held on a shoplifting charge from the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.
Holly was hired to babysit two young children for two days while the parents went on vacation, according to police.
When the parents arrived home after their vacation, they noticed money missing from hiding spots around the house, including a piggy bank, they said.
The victims first became suspicious when they found McDonald's wrappers around the house when they told Holly they wanted the kids to eat healthy, they said in the police report. After that, the victims noticed a dent in the dryer door and money missing from a green clear plastic piggy bank, the report stated.
The victims then looked around the house and found more money and other items missing from different locations, according to the report.
Checks were also reportedly stolen and attempted to be cashed by Duckett, according to police.
FOX Carolina spoke with the father, who wants to remain anonymous. He said that Holly had babysat for his two small children before and that she had been referred from a friend as being trustworthy.
"We feel absolutely betrayed. We feel like we've lost a tremendous amount of trust in people in general as a result of this, which is a very sad and sickening feeling to have," the father said.
He said that of his checks that were missing, one had already been cashed, written to "Jason Duckett." He said Bank of Travelers Rest stopped Duckett before he could cash any more checks.
Police said cash, power tools and jewelry were taken from the house.
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