Maid steals Dh16,000, get 6 months jail

A Filipina housemaid has been jailed for six months for stealing Dh16000 in cash and jewellery from her employer.

The maid stole Dh10000 in cash and jewelleries worth Dh6,000 before fleeing her employer's house.

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance also ordered ZK, 42 to be deported after serving her jail term.

On 21 July 2013, at around 9pm Emirati employee MA, 29, went out with his family but forgot to lock his bedroom.

When the family returned home, the housemaid was missing.

"I saw the jewellery and the money in the drawer before I went out, but I forgot to lock the room. We suspected the maid stole our belongings and we were right. We searched for the valuables but did not find any," testified the employer.

Police found some of the jewelleries in Sharjah and later arrested the maid.

When caught she admitted to her crime.

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