OUTSIDE SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- More details are emerging in the case of a local woman recently arrested on 95 counts of grand theft and forgery.
The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office indicated Wednesday that the suspect, 28-year-old Sandy Delgado of Redwood City, appeared in court Tuesday and was arraigned on the charges.
The DA's Office said Delgado worked as a nanny and housekeeper for a family in unincorporated Redwood City for several years.
Last month, in January, her employer discovered a forged $600 check paid from the family's account that they had not authorized.
At further look into their bank account records, the family discovered an additional 32 forged checks paid out.
At that point, the family contacted the Sheriff's Office, which launched an investigation. The family told the Sheriff's Office that they suspected Delgado.
Sheriff's detectives advised the family to confront Delgado about the forged checks, and to secretly record the conversation.
The family did so, and Delgado admitted the forgeries. She reportedly said she needed the money for "the necessities of life."
However, the detectives did not immediately arrest her at that time, and as the family did further research into their accounts, they discovered another 63 forged checks, for a total loss of $45,265, stretched out over the four years Delgado had been working for the family.
Delgado was arrested by Sheriff's deputies on Saturday, Feb 2. She is currently in custody on $950,000 bail.
Delgado is scheduled to appear in court again on Feb. 14 to enter a plea and to set a preliminary hearing date.
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