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'Nightmare Nanny' won't move out 3 weeks after being fired

Couple Says 'Nightmare Nanny' Won't Move Out After Being Fired

Upland couple Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte were caught in what they described Thursday as a "nanny nightmare."

KTLA 5 reports: The Bracamontes fired their live-in nanny three weeks ago, but they said the woman was refusing to leave and even threatened the couple with legal action.

"She said, 'If you want me to go, you'll need to evict me. I have rights,'" Marcella Bracamonte said.

In March, Marcella Bracamonte placed an ad on Craigslist looking for a retiree to watch her three children and help around the house in exchange for room and board.

Dianne Stretton, 64, accepted the job and the Bracamontes said she was amazing -- at least at first.

"She completely reverted after a couple weeks into someone who didn't want to do anything and that only came out when it was time to eat," Ralph Bracamente said.

After asking Stretton repeatedly to help out around the house, Marcella Bracamonte said she gave her a last-chance letter, asking her to either live up to her part of the agreement or leave.

Stretton allegedly responded again by threatening legal action.

"If we're to lock her out of our house she could sue us, if we're to grab her stuff and throw it out of our house she can sue us," Ralph Bracamente said.

The Bracamontes said they tried everything to get the unwanted nanny to leave -- even turning off the cable and Internet and locking the refrigerator at night.

But that only made things worse, the couple said.

Instead of leaving, the couple said that Stretton threatened to sue them for breach of contract, wrongful termination, and false imprisonment.

The couple claimed that they recently discovered that Stretton had been involved in 37 lawsuits and had even sued several of her own family members.

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bba007 June 27 2014 at 11:34 AM

This woman has breached her contract by not working. She is now trespassing. I would call the city police, or sheriff of the county and have them take her out in handcuffs.

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billcdaly June 27 2014 at 11:53 AM

It's a sad day when you can't get someone to leave your house.
This is what America has turned into, a lawyer centered "me" state.

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kenandshannon June 27 2014 at 11:44 AM

They hired her without ANY backround checks? Craigslist list is just for hookers, isn't it? Idiots deserve her.

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stephenacs June 27 2014 at 12:06 PM

Sorry, but this couple was inordinately naive in hiring someone from the internet and not doing a thorough and complete background check. Using a placement firm is always the best way to go. I hope other people see this and are forewarned.

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Sandy June 27 2014 at 11:52 AM

Time to install cameras 24/7 and see what happens.

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shevon June 27 2014 at 11:59 AM

Crazy Crannie!! This woman is a danger to her family, especially her young children.

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wilmaflintstone shevon June 27 2014 at 12:03 PM

Yes, you are right, I never even thought of that.

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emam545 shevon June 27 2014 at 6:26 PM

They should just drag her assests out and if you need help, just call,
I'd be glad to help..

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Ojitos emam545 June 27 2014 at 10:17 PM

You and me, both. I can get several people to help us. What a crazy piece of crap she is!!!

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fullyscottish40 emam545 June 27 2014 at 11:05 PM

I'd be right there to help drag her pyscho ass out. hopefully she'd put up a struggle. "oh you hit your head repeatedly on the floor.. oh my bad"

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Lauren Grace Conti June 27 2014 at 11:41 AM

Guess this family has never watched LMN, because there was a movie just like this! The home owner became stuck in her own bedroom. Everything this couple is saying is unfortunately true. If they wanted a live in nanny they should have contacted a lawyer so that they had their T's crossed and I's dotted.

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bordr4life7@aol. June 27 2014 at 11:41 AM

She was given notice, time to leave, she is now trespassing on your private property. What, she has no children that want to help her???

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dalind June 27 2014 at 11:41 AM

Parents got what they deserve for not checking references when hiring someone to watch their children.

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Derrick June 27 2014 at 11:40 AM

Go stay somewhere else temp., have the utilities turned off!

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