A California nanny who was fired but refused to leave the home of her former employers has disappeared. Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte of Upland, California had hired Diane Stretton to help care for their three young children. Shortly after being hired, Stretton refused to work or leave the home.
The family tried everything to get the nanny to leave but she refused. When the family’s struggle went public this week, the nanny decided she didn’t like the attention and disappeared.
“She left around 7 a.m. yesterday morning and she never came back,” Marcella Bracamonte said.
“I have no idea where she goes. I don’t know what happened,” she added.
Stretton agreed to work for the Bracamonte family in exchange for room and board. The Bracamonte family said that Stretton had agreed to help take care of the children and do the housework. She stopped doing the housework and claimed that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which prevented her from doing it.
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Since Stretton had failed to uphold her end of the deal, the family asked her to leave and gave her 30 days to pack up and find a new place to live. She refused to do so and even made threats to the family.
The police were unable to help and said that the family would have to take Stratton to court because it was a civil matter.
Although the nanny has left the home, she is not officially a missing person and she is believed to have left on her own free will.
She is expected to return to at least collect her belongings and the family is not sure if she is really gone for good or simply just decided to take short vacation.
Do you think the nanny will be back and what are your ideas on how the family could get rid of her?
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