Maids ‘confound’ Emirati employer and steal Dh10,000

One maid arrested, other at large

DUBAI 21 April 2017: Two maids confused and confounded their mistress of the house – almost forcing her to go out of the house so that they could steal an amount she took out from a safe box, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

On June 10, 2015, at around 9am, Emirati housewife RS, was in her room with the two housemaids who were cleaning the room.

“I opened the safe box and took out Dh10,000 and put it on top of the fridge. One of the housemaids started nagging me telling that we do not have milk, macaroni, soap… They showered me with many items we needed so I forgot the amount on the fridge and headed quickly to the cooperative society,” testified RS.

The woman bought the needed stuff and as she returned home she did not find the two housemaids in the house.

“Checking the house, the Dh10,000 which I put on top of the fridge was missing in addition to a laptop,” testified the victim.

Police arrested one of the maids ND, 23, Sri Lankan while BT remained at large.

The court will give verdict on June 11.

By Lolyana Zaki