July 2, 2018
Imagine for a minute walking into the highest security prison in your state and approaching a random prisoner.
You then approach this prisoner and invite him to stay alone in your house with your children for several hours while you and your wife are busy doing other things.
That is essentially what you are doing when you hire a random Black off the street to babysit.
Tiffany Monique Wright, 19, is charged with felony theft.
According to the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office, Wright worked for Amber Murley, babysitting her four children, including 4-month-old twins, at the family’s home in Canyon Lakes West in Cypress.
Right after the twins were born, Murley logged onto Care.com to find a babysitter. Wright, she says, met all her requirements. Her references were good and the children loved her.
Recently, Murley says Wright had become unreliable. Then, on June 8th, there was a bigger problem.
“My daughter went to go play the PlayStation and she came into the room and she’s like, ‘it’s gone’ and I was like, ‘what?’ Murley explained.
When Murley looked further, she noticed more things were gone.
Court records list multiple Michael Kors purses, wallets and watches, an Apple Watch, the PlayStation and $100 authorities say Wright admitted to using to pay her phone bill. In total, the teen is accused of stealing property worth more than $3,000.