On Friday April 26, 2019, at 1:50PM, the Emeryville Police Department received a report from a resident stating someone had assumed her identity as a professional nanny. The resident reported two families in San Francisco had considered hiring her for a shared nanny position. When the families investigated further, they were able to contact the Emeryville resident. The resident and families soon realized they were dealing with a con artist and contacted law enforcement.
One of the families had a surveillance camera which captured the suspect as she entered their home to be interviewed for the job. A thorough investigation was done and, with the families’ cooperation, the suspect was identified as 60 year old Darlene Mariana Monticalvo.
Monticalvo is currently wanted by the Oakland Police Department for several felonies, which among others, involve injury to a child. Monticalvo has a history of running nanny scams and is known to frequent areas of Contra Costa county. She tends to target young, affluent families.
If you know of Monticalvo’s current location please call 911 as soon as possible.
Anyone with information about Monticalvo’s criminal conduct is asked to contact the Emeryville Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section at (510) 596-3700.