23 May '11, 8am

Maid stole from employer, hid $3,500 in underwear: A FILIPINO maid was packed off to jail for three weeks on Mon...

A Filipino maid was packed off to jail for three weeks on Monday for stealing $3,850 from her employer's husband. -- PHOTO: ST FILE A FILIPINO maid was packed off to jail for three weeks on Monday for stealing $3,850 from her employer's husband. Leah Capena Munar, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing $1,000 and $600 from Mr Goh Teck Meng, 47, at a Bukit Timah house on April 27 and May 1 respectively. A court heard that she pocketed the money from the victim's trousers hanging outside the cupboard in his room. When police arrested her on May 13, they recovered $3,500 hidden in her underwear. She confessed that she had remitted remitted part of the stolen money to her family in the Philippines. Three other similar charges involving $2,250 were taken into consideration during her sentencing. She could have ben jailed for up to seven years and fined on each charge.

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