Garrido's Wife Worked as 'Well-Liked' Nursing Aide

Nancy Garrido worked with disabled adults during Dugard's captivity
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2009 1:26 AM CDT
Nancy Garrido's mug shot.    (AP Photo/El Dorado County Sheriffs)
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(Newser) – Nancy Garrido worked as a "well-liked" nursing aide helping disabled adults at the same time police say she was helping her husband hold Jaycee Dugard captive, the Contra Costa Times reports. She was hired in 1994, and had references stretching back to 1981. That's the same year she married Phillip Garrido while he was still in prison for the kidnap and rape of a woman.

"She was a good employee and she was well-liked by the people she worked with," said the director of the country agency that hired Garrido. "They cannot believe that this is possible. They're totally shocked." A background check on Garrido came back clean when she was hired. The Garridos have pleaded not guilty to 29 felony charges linked to Dugard's kidnapping and years of sexual assaults.