I-Team: Sanford daycare shut down, under investigation
SANFORD (WGME) -- A Sanford daycare is shut down and under investigation after a complaint that some kids were put in danger.
Parents said they were blindsided and shocked to hear Faye's Daycare was closed on Friday.
"I've been very upset," said one woman, who didn't want to be identified.
She said her four-year-old son has gone to Faye's for the past year-and-a-half.
"I should be able to leave my children with people who are responsible enough to watch them the way they're supposed to," she said.
On Monday morning, she said her husband arrived to notices on the door from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services saying the daycare was shut down.
"My husband had to stay home from work because we had no child care," she said.
She said she got a call from a DHHS worker looking to interview her son about a complaint made by another parent. According to that worker, she said, her child was among a group of kids taken to a park by the owner's son and left alone there while he went to buy alcohol.
"Anything could have happened to any of the kids at the park," said the woman.
But Owner Faye Beety said none of it happened.
"It wasn't true," said Beety. "He did not do that and he wasn't alone up there. His girlfriend was there also."
When asked why someone would say that, Beety said it's coming from a parent who owes her nearly $1,000.
Beety said she's had a clean record throughout her 57 year career, pointing out her most recent inspection hanging by the front door.
While Beety defends her business, the 79-year-old isn't fighting the suspension of her license.
"At my age now, I just don't want to go through with all this and I feel bad 'cause, you know, I'm not gonna be able to keep the kids," Beety said.
Beety said she signed paperwork Tuesday afternoon officially surrendering her license.
A DHHS spokesperson said the state will still complete its current investigation.