A Montgomery County nanny is looking at 20 years in prison for stealing over $400,000 from her employers.
Kadiatu Sahid Kamara, 50, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and identity theft in connection to a scheme in which she wrote herself approximately 118 checks from her employer’s account totaling $431, 542.
Court records show Kamara was a nanny caring for the children of a Montgomery County couple from 2011 to 2013. During that time she had unauthorized access to the couple’s money market account and forged signatures on checks which she deposited into her own account.
Kamara used the money to buy a house in Africa, to send money transfers and to gamble at a West Virginia Casino.
According to the Maryland State’s Attorney’s office, Kamara is facing a maximum sentence of 20 years for mail fraud and a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 years in prison in addition to paying restitution.
She is scheduled for sentencing October 14, 2014.