Maid in Dubai jailed, fined Dh182,000 for stealing jewellery and cash

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A housemaid in Dubai was sentenced to three months in jail on Monday after she was found guilty of stealing Dh82,000 in cash and Dh100,000 worth of jewellery from her Emirati sponsor.

The 36-year-old maid, a Filipina, was also ordered to pay a Dh182,000 fine. She will be deported at the end of her jail term, the Dubai Court of First Instance ruled.

The 63-year-old complainant, a housewife, recounted during the public prosecution investigation how she began watching her two maids after noticing that she was losing some money.

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