Vanessa Jollimore (of Norton, MA) who advertised on popular daycare service and social websites (care, sittercity and Facebook), was hired by a Wrentham family in February 2010. From February until September, Jollimore stole jewelry, clothing, electronics and DVD's from the family whose children she was caring for.
The family contacted the police when Jollimore failed to show up for work in September. Shortly thereafter, they began to discover property missing and filed a report after first trying to handle the situation on their own.
Sgt. James Barrett began an investigation that ultimately led to a confession by Jollimore to the theft of the victim's property. He was assisted by Detective Barry McGrath and together, the two were able to obtain a confession, identify the jewelers and pawn shops Jollimore was selling the stolen items at, and recover some of the stolen property.
Although little was recovered, Jollimore has been charged with larceny by the Wrentham Police. Several former employers that Jollimore was using as references were notified of the charges being filed against her.