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Maid charged with stealing $80k from employer's safe

30 June 2020

By Vir B. Lumicao

The helper is accused of taking the money from the employer's safe boxes


A 34-year-old Filipina domestic helper was charged in Eastern Court today, Jun 30, of stealing $80,000 cash that her employer kept in safe boxes inside her house in Quarry Bay.

Marites Borines, who is in police custody, was read the charge when she appeared before Magistrate Bina Chainrai. No plea was taken.

The prosecution said the offense took place between May 1 and Jun 28 inside the flat of employer Chan Wai-kit on the 29th floor of Tower 1, Kornville, 38 Yau Man St., Quarry Bay.
Borines reportedly admitted to her employer that she had stolen the money, before she was arrested.

Police are planning to lift fingerprints from the safe boxes and compare them with the defendant’s, the prosecution said.
The defendant offered $1,000 as bail but the magistrate rejected the offer after the prosecution objected.

Chainrai adjourned the hearing until Jul 14 and told Borines to get someone to represent her from the Duty Lawyer Service.
 

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