Mom accused of putting kids in Corvette trunk sought babysitting jobs online

HANOVER, Pa. (WHTM) – A York County mother charged after police said she was riding around town with her young children in the trunk of a Corvette had advertised her babysitting services on a popular website.

7-11-16Jessica M. Reger, 29, of Hanover, is charged with two counts each of endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment. Police said she was a passenger in the two-seater sports car when an officer acted on a tip and found the children, ages 3 and 5.

Court records show Reger has a criminal history that includes charges of theft, receiving stolen property, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief. ABC27 News wanted to know how she was able to have a profile on Sitter.com, a website that connects parents with potential sitters and nannies.

A spokesperson for the website said it allows sitters to post profiles so they can find jobs but does not run background checks. The site does have a page dedicated to telling parents they should run their own background checks before booking a sitter.

The spokesperson added that Reger’s profile, which had been up for about two weeks, has been removed.

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