Housekeepers steal thousands from homes in Danville and Walnut Creek Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Jun 29, 2011 at 8:59 am
Police are currently investigating grand thefts from a homes in Danville and Walnut Creek where two housekeepers stole between $50,000-$75,000 worth of jewelry. Oakland residents Claudia and Dennise Barajas confessed to the thefts and are awaiting word from the district attorney.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 1:24 PM
Posted by snomis, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jun 29, 2011 at 9:45 am
Everyone wants cheap prices so they don't take the time to check with INS. However, if you do want to check with INS or Social Security there is a requirement that you must hire them before you do the check. This is to prevent any "illegal random investigations". After you hire them you can get their permission to do this check. Normally, they do not agree to this and you don't end up hiring them. After this process, you just hire them illegally. This is one of the flukes in our INS and SS Laws that many do not understand. It is a negative for most people to deal with so people don't bother trying to find out the info.
Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jun 30, 2011 at 8:24 am
Good reason to use an insured agency -- and ask what background checks they do on their employees. They are required to do some checking of docs that demonstrate the applicant has the legal right to work in this country -- although it's a pretty leaky process as forged docs are generally available on the sly. Good background checks go into other matters from public records, at least. Nothing is foolproof (hence the insurance), but you can adjust the odds in your favor. A secure place for your truly valuables is also a balancing of safety and inconvenience or expense.
As for "heart-breaking," I suppose if we're taking about great-gramma's heirloom brooch, but otherwise it's just stuff.
Posted by Diane michaels, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2011 at 1:49 am
The social security # check is a JOKE! A worker turned in a SS # as 123-45-6789. Employer called to verify such a suspicious number and was told the prospective employee "had shown a # so accept it! Kill the dream act ---save America
Posted by cardinal, a resident of the Diablo neighborhood, on Jul 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm
Here you go, jakie:
No, but her attempt to heap abuse on a very large and diverse group of people, based on a thoroughly irrelevant, separate and isolated incident is evidence of badly misplaced logic, born of fear and sadly jingoistic hatred.
I didn't call her a racist because I have no evidence that she is. She might be, or she might be Mother flippin' Teresa on that score. Why do you ask -- is she?
The heritage comment pretty obviously referred-to her "assimilation" claim, which was dubious on the facts and unnecessary, regardless. Try to keep up.
I will leave any conclusions about heads buried in dark places to your remarkable spinal flexibility. I Can tell you that the view from the moral high ground is excellent.