Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Another Rogue Maid Strikes Again

OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND - Police have arrested and charged a housecleaner with stealing valuable historical artifacts from her clients. Police said Darla Nolan stole more than $40,000 worth of jewelry and other personal items from the homes where she worked.

Among the items stolen were French-minted medallions honoring George and Martha Washington, a family Bible dating to the 1800s and a religious relic of St. Peregrine, the patron saint of cancer victims.

While the thefts occurred over the span of several months, none was reported to police.
"She was able to get access to jewelry that people didn't wear on a regular basis. People might not have missed them for a while," Lt. Steven Ang said.

Police charged Nolan with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property. She also was charged with drug possession, suggesting a possible motive for the thefts.

Yes, hiring an individual maid means that you'll probably pay a little less than your neighbor. But it also means many other things.

It might mean that she gets a little too close to your family. It might mean that she starts treating you like friend rather than an employee. And it might mean that she decides to quit helping you because someone else is willing to pay her more.

But then again, you might wish for those things to happen. Because hiring an individual maid might also mean that you lose more than just a housecleaner.

Ask these customers in Maryland if those cheap rates are worth it now....

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