Housemaid Gets One Month’s Jail for Stealing Employer’s $5,000

February 22, 20189:39 am376 views

A 35-year-old domestic worker from Indonesia, Aprianah, has been sentenced to one month in jail after caught for stealing from her 90-year-old employer.

The housemaid took a stack of red packets with the total amount of $5,000 from her employer’s drawer. Aprianah said that she was so fed up of being told off by her old employer whenever he was in a bad mood that she finally stole the cash from him. She then fled back home after taking the pockets with her, Straits Time reports.

In a court heard on Thursday (Feb 15), she was sentenced to one month’s jail for theft. Investigation showed that Aprianah was leaving Mr Soh Meng Sing’s home in Boon Lay Drive on her day off on Feb 26 last year, when she noticed the key to Mr Soh’s drawer had been left in the lock. Then she went out but returned early while taking a stack of red packets from the drawer.

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After stealing the money, Aprianah gathered her belongings and headed to HarbourFront Ferry Terminal before leaving for Batam. She also used some of the proceeds to purchase a flight back to her home island. The rest of the stolen money was reportedly exchanged and used to pay her house debts.

Knowing that his money was stolen and the maid fled, Mr Soh lodged a police report on Feb 27 in 2017. Aprianah was arrested on last Feb 6 at Changi Airport when she re-entered Singapore. No restitution was made by the accused.

District Judge Adam Nakhoda said that she has taken advantage of a vulnerable victim whom she was supposed to take care of. Aprianah, whose sentence was backdated to Feb 10, could have been jailed for up to three years and/or fined.

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