LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors in Los Angeles have charged a
nanny with grand theft and other crimes for allegedly leaving children in her care at an unlicensed daycare operation.
The city attorney's office announced the charges Friday against 38-year-old Roxana Villamarin, who is accused of deceiving at least
five different families between 2002 and 2007.
Prosecutors say she told the families she was taking the children to museums, libraries and farmers markets but instead left them at the apartment of the unlicensed operator and went to work at a swap meet.
Prosecutors say she could face up to five years and six months in jail if convicted of all the counts.
Villamarin could not be reached for comment because a phone listing was unavailable.
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