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SL maid steals from Emirati sponsor, arrested 7 yrs later

2017-04-20 18:59:31
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A 35-year-old Sri Lankan maid who had allegedly stolen items worth Dirham 200,000 from her Emirati sponsor had been arrested upon her return to the country seven years later, the National UAE reported on Thursday.

The woman is accused of stealing three diamond rings, 10 gold rings, six gold earrings, seven expensive watches, clothes, bags, shoes, two phones, make-up items, food and Dirham 14,000 in cash in 2010.

The Emirati sponsor said that in June, 2010 she was abroad with her mother when her sister called from Dubai and said that the maid had rung up a huge phone bill with calls to her home country, Sri Lanka.

"When I returned to my home in Al Qusais, I cancelled her visa and sent her back home on August 13 that same year, but later started discovering several shipping receipts, all of which were made to Sri Lanka," said the sponsor.

The woman started checking her belongings and discovered a wide range of items are missing, so she called police.

Police tracked down one of the shipments and found that the defendant had sent an 80-kilogram package to her family containing clothes, shoes and other items.

They found a receipt issued by Damas to the defendant after she sold the jeweller some of the jewellery she is accused of stealing.

The maid was arrested upon her return to the UAE after taking up another job as a maid.

The 35-year-old denied the theft charge in court on Thursday. A verdict is expected on April 27.


  Comments - 4

  • WISE DONKEY Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:59

    8,000,000.00 Sri Lankan Rupees not bad ha!

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    Justuca USA .. Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:18

    karma is a byatch eh If she did it and had the guts to go back ....well then she too the biggest risk...whats not yours is never yours. via DM Android App

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    Justica USA... Friday, 21 April 2017 07:08

    luckily for her she wasnt in Saudi ...her hands would have been chopped off..people who go as maids should be educated about the laws of the countries they go for work...so they know what happens if they steal .. rape... kill.. via DM Android App

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    Kaboos Friday, 21 April 2017 10:51

    UAE well equipped and there system equally competent enough to get hold any culprits even after a decade.

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