Babysitter arrested after allegedly stealing checks from child’s parent

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Amanda Jenkins, 34 (Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Amanda Jenkins, 34 (Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A Gloucester woman was arrested New Year’s Eve after police say she stole multiple checks from a woman she was babysitting for in October.

Amanda Faye Jenkins, 34, was babysitting for a James City County resident when she allegedly stole checks and used them to make purchases at a York County Food Lion, located in the 8100 block of George Washington Memorial Highway, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Dennis Ivey said.

She spent $499.19 at the Food Lion between Oct. 4 and Oct. 23. Police believe all the transactions were done at the one Food Lion, Ivey said.

Police arrested Jenkins Dec. 31 and charged her in connection to the thefts.

Jenkins is charged with eight counts of forging-uttering, eight counts of other forgery and petit larceny, according to online court records.

Jenkins is charged in York County because that is where the alleged stolen checks were used, Ivey said.

Jenkins will appear in the York County General District Court Jan. 9 at 8:30 a.m. for arraignment, according to online court records. She is currently out on bail.

District court records show Jenkins was previously found guilty of petit larceny on May 2015. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with all time suspended, and put on supervised probation.