22 Nov '11, 4am

Maid allegedly steals S$60k from elderly woman #Singapore

A maid, who was supposed to be caring for an 85-year-old woman, allegedly stole more than S$60,000 worth of jewellery and foreign currency from her charge and ran off to Batam. The 25-year-old maid is also suspected of physically abusing Tan Kor Eng, who suffers from dementia and diabetes. Speaking to The New Paper (TNP), Tan’s 54-year-old daughter, a civil servant who wanted to be known as Miss Koh, said that she hired the maid to take care of her mother. However, on Friday, Koh received a call from her tenant saying that the maid had disappeared and Tan was alone at home. When she got back, she found S$40,000 worth of jewellery and about S$20,000 in local and foreign currency missing. The maid also took her passport with her, Koh, who reported the matter to the police that same afternoon, claimed. Last month, Koh noticed bruises on Tan after coming back from a trip. Test...

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