Nanny charged with stealing $280K from Massachusetts family

BOSTON (AP) — A nanny for a Boston family has been charged with stealing more than $280,000 from her employers and using the money for vacations and luxury jewelry.

Stephanie Fox, of Randolph, Massachusetts, was charged in federal court on Wednesday with three counts of bank fraud and released on $10,000 bond.

Prosecutors say the 30-year-old Fox took checks from the victims' checkbook, made them payable to herself, and forged her employers' signatures to cash them.

Authorities say she used the money for vacations to Hawaii, Aruba, a Disney resort and the Bahamas, as well as Movado watches, a diamond pendant necklace and a down payment on a new vehicle.

In a statement to investigators, Fox blamed her boyfriend's drug addiction. She could not be reached for comment.