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Babysitter arrested after allegedly stealing checks from child’s parent

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.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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