A while ago I signed up for a sittercity account to search for babysitters in our area. We interviewed a few and closed our account. We had to recontact a couple more people a month ago because our sitter and backup didn't work out (one was never available when we needed her and one moved). We interviewed 2 college students--1 we loved and 1 we were iffy about and didn't even bother checking refs for. We hired the one we loved and have used her several times. The other one we never contacted again.
I'm freaked out. I know the chick is 18, so it must be that she's been convicted of some sort of crime. I'm so glad we didn't hire her.