Police: Woman accused of posing as nanny in East Bay arrested

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EMERYVILLE (KRON) — Police in the East Bay have arrested a woman who accused of posing as nanny.

Authorities were able to identify the suspect as 60-year-old Darlene Mariana Monticalvo after an Emeryville resident reported to police that someone had taken her identity as a professional nanny.

The resident said two families in San Francisco had considered hiring her for a shared nanny position.

When the families investigated further, they were able to contact the real nanny, police said.

The resident and families soon realized they were dealing with a con artist and contacted police.

One of the families had a surveillance camera which captured the suspect as she entered their home to be interviewed for the job, according to authorities.

Officers investigated and were able to identify the suspect as Monticalvo.

Monticalvo was wanted by the Oakland Police Department for several felonies, which among others, involve injury to a child.

Monticalvo has a history of running nanny scams and is known to frequent areas of Contra Costa county, according to police.

Law enforcement say she tends to target young, affluent families.

The Emeryville Police Department announced the arrested around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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