How hidden cameras and home CCTV systems help protect your valuables

As reported on the MailOnline:

  • Pascale Sherwin, 23, admitted to the thefts after being caught by hidden cameras.
  • The couple never suspected the nanny who they thought of as “One of the family”
  • Sherwin posted photographs of herself on Facebook wearing the stolen items, even tagging her victim in the snaps.
  • The Police said that the photos were not enough evidence so the couple used four covert cameras to catch her in the act. She has now been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid community work

A wealthy couple who noticed clothes and jewellery going missing discovered the culprit was their nanny after they spotted her wearing them on Facebook a court heard.

Parents Becki and Bradley Cannings, from Exeter, Devon, were left baffled after designer fashions and other possessions like bracelets and earrings began gradually going missing.

But Mrs Cannings,29, was left devastated after her mother spotted the family nanny on Facebook wearing her stolen clothes and jewels on nights out. Mrs Cannings looked at the Facebook page and was stunned to see the images – some of which she was even tagged in.

The couple had been employing the nanny – known as Sasha – to look after their two year old daughter Olivia, but never suspected her as she was considered “One of the family”.

Mrs Cannings printed out the pictures and took them to the police – but was told more evidence was needed.

The couple then decided to set up four hidden cameras in the house and one outside CCTV system and collected three days of footgae that caught Sherwin in the act.

Sherwin was found with the clothes and a stash of stolen jewellery when police searched her home in Exeter, Devon.

Sherwin now of Honiton, Devon admitted theft from her employers at Exeter Crown Court and was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid community work.

Jane Bond