A French nanny who worked as an au pair in Letterkenny has been accused of stealing money from the piggy banks of children she looked after.
The Irish Independent reported over the weekend that the nanny is the subject of two separate garda alleged theft investigations
She is also accused of stealing credit cards during a six-week crime spree.
The newspaper reported that the 24-year-old is on the run from authorities in Wales after failing to appear in court to face charges relating to fraud, taking a debit card and possessing CS gas.
Michael Vambeck and his wife Niamh had been seeking an au pair to help care for their five children at their home outside Letterkenny.
Mr Vambeck, who runs a wholesale health and beauty business and his schoolteacher wife Niamh, said four of their children’s piggy banks were rifled through at their home.
Gardai later carried out a sting operation at their home in an effort to catch the culprit. Essertel later admitted a number of offences including the theft of credit cards, taken from the cars of people visiting the Vambeck home.
Read more in today’s Donegal Democrat and Donegal People’s Press.