Dubai: A housemaid stood trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance, accused of stealing nearly Dh1 million from her sponsor. According to records, the 26-year-old maid from Uganda, stole Dh760,000, $50,000 (Dh183,900) and 3,000 Kuwaiti dinar (Dh36,000) — totalling Dh979,900.
The sponsor, a 43-year-old Lebanese housewife, testified that the accused was working at her house in Bur Dubai since March last year. “I noticed she was stealing small amounts of money. I confronted her and told her to stop the theft. On the day of the incident, my husband saw the defendant going to the first floor and then returning with a black bag and stepping out of the house. The next day she escaped,” said the Lebanese housewife on record.
Dubai Police arrested the maid after two weeks from a house in Ajman, where she was hiding and waiting to be smuggled out of the country.
A policeman said that the maid admitted to have carried out the theft and said she had handed over the money to another suspect who left the country with the money.
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Dubai Public Prosecution has charged the defendant with theft.
The next hearing is scheduled for February 9. The defendant will remain in custody.