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Gaithersburg nanny sentenced to 3 years for stealing $430,000 from employers

A Gaithersburg nanny was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for stealing more than $430,000 in checks from a couple she worked for, prosecutors said.

Over the course of two years, Kadiatu Sahid Kamara, 50, forged about 118 unauthorized checks from her employers' bank account, which she deposited into her own account and used to buy a house in Africa, send money transfers and gamble at a West Virginia casino, according to her plea agreement.

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Prosecutors said that during Kamara had access to the couple's checkbook from 2011 to 2013 but had never been authorized to write checks from it.

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced her to three years in prison and another three years of supervised release for mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. She was also ordered to repay the $431,542 in restitution and forfeiture, prosecutors said.

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