Women allegedly tried to steal 283 items from their employer
The clothing and household items mostly had little value, with the most expensive worth S$120. All three women are expected to plead guilty
Three domestic workers have appeared in Singapore’s State Courts on charges of conspiring to embezzle more than 200 valuables and household items from their employer’s home in October last year.
The court heard that the three Filipinos, aged between 29 and 32, were working for a woman surnamed Yeo in an apartment in Queen Astrid Park, Lianhe Wanbao (Singapore) reported.
At about 10pm on October 14 they allegedly stole 283 items, including T-shirts, jeans, socks, swimsuits, baby care goods like diapers, wipes and bottle nipples, as well as a juicer and other small appliances.
Mostly inexpensive, the items had a combined value of S$5,416 (US$4,111). The socks cost just S$1, though the maids also allegedly tried to take some orange trainers worth S$120 (US$90.85).
The three women are expected to plead guilty at the next hearing, scheduled for May 4. They were allowed out on bail of S$15,000 (US$11,355). If convicted, they could be jailed for up to seven years.