Jaycee Was Model Worker at Garrido's Print Shop

'Allissa' greeted customers, managed orders
By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2009 2:40 AM CDT
Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped at the age of 11 in 1991.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard worked regularly in her accused abductor's print shop, forging a reputation as a model employee who was known to customers as "Allissa," reports CNN. Polite and professional, Jaycee greeted store visitors, created graphic designs, and emailed customers using a Yahoo account created under Phillip Garrido's name. "She was always good at getting us what we wanted," said former customer Ben Daughdrill. "You got the feeling she was doing all the work."

Garrido ran his cut-rate "Printing for Less" shop out of his home in Antioch, Calif. "Obviously, there was some brainwashing going on. That's all I can think," said Daughdrill, who never suspected Dugard was a kidnap victim. "She had access to a phone and a computer, so obviously something went on that no one knows about."