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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/19/2010

2nd housekeeper: Md. family cheated me

By Washington Post editors

When Lisa Wilkinson turned on the news last week to see a legal immigrant from Venezuela file a lawsuit against her former employer, she was not surprised, WUSA reports.

Wilkinson is the second housekeeper who worked for a Dickerson, Md., family to come forward with claims that she was not paid thousands of dollars in wages.

The first woman, D.C. resident Janet Gonzalez, said in court documents filed last week that she was forced to work without pay from September 2009 to January 2010, and that the family refused to drive her to a Metro station so she could get home. The civil lawsuit against Belinda and James Caron of Dickerson asks for $14,00 in unpaid wages and at least $42,000 in damages.

Through their attorney, the Carons deny all charges claimed in the Gonzalez lawsuit. They did not respond to WUSA when asked about Wilkinson's claims.

Read more about this story from WUSA.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 11:07 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

Someone call Bravo. Belinda Caron's behavior is exactly the type of thing Bravo rewards with reality shows.

Posted by: lipschitzantwon | August 19, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Belinda Caron is a known scam artist in real estate. If you ever did business with her, you aren't really shocked by this news. How terrible.

Posted by: FiatBooks | August 19, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

How do you "Force' Someone to work for you without pay? Did they tie her up and only let her out to clean?

Thats 5 months.. if she was not paid after her 1st month why did she continue to work there. That's her own fault for being stupid. Another worthless immigrant trying to take advantage of the system. If she doesnt like it here she needs to go back home.

Posted by: remission1 | August 19, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

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