‘THIEVING MAID RAN OFF WITH LOVER’
Maid accused of stealing from boss
A maid has gone on trial accused of stealing from her sponsor with help from her boyfriend then running off with him.
The 30-year-old Filipina and her 32-year-old Pakistani boyfriend have gone on trial for stealing Dhs150,000 and jewellery worth Dhs10,000 from an Emirati man.
Prosecutors said the maid had been working for the Emirati in Al Rashidiya for four years when he discovered the theft on March 2 this year.
“She stole from the safe and escaped. My neighbour told me that he saw a man coming out from the house in the morning after we left,” the Emirati said.
Police arrested the couple 10 days later and they allegedly confessed to the crime.
“She told me that she met her lover six months before and they were using social media to communicate,” said a police officer in official records.
“She told him that her owner was keeping money inside a safe in the house and he told her they needed to steal the money to change their financial situation.”
The male defendant told police that he wired Dhs100,000 to his home country the night after the theft, the court heard.
The couple also allegedly confessed to having sex many times in different places at the property.
However, the maid denies charges of theft, criminal abetting and having an affair.
The man denied charges of criminal abetting, trespassing, having an affair, coming to the country after deportation and staying without a visa.
The trail has been adjourned.
He told her they needed to steal to change their financial situation
– Police officer in official records