Maid charged with stealing jewelry at employer’s home
Four necklaces and 14 rings were taken, all found by police in a pawnshop
A 31-year-old Indonesian domestic worker faced one count of theft at the Hong Kong Eastern Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday after being accused of stealing jewelry from her employer’s home in Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island.
The defendant, who lost her job after her arrest, allegedly stole 18 pieces of jewelry worth HK$749,000 (US$95,800) from her employer, tycoon Jerome Lau Ting-sing, in an apartment at Yun On Terrace on Blue Pool Road between April 15 and July 28 this year, Apple Daily reported.
Four necklaces and 14 rings were stolen, Oriental Daily reported.
Police found all of the jewelry in a pawnshop, together with nine receipts with the defendant’s name and identity-card number, the court heard.
The magistrate adjourned the case. The maid, who was not required to make a plea on Wednesday, has been remanded in custody until the case resumes on August 30.