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Some of $543k worth of jewelry allegedly stolen by Filipina gone, court told

14 July 2020

By Vir B. Lumicao

Among the items allegedly stolen was a Piaget necklace like this one (file photo)

Some pieces of the $543,000 worth of assorted jewelry allegedly stolen by a Filipino domestic helper from her employer in Shek O can no longer be recovered, the Eastern Court was told today, Jul 14.

This was disclosed by the prosecution as the defendant, Margie C. Tagulao, appeared before Magistrate Bina Chainrai for an update on her case.

Tagulao, 41, was accused of stealing various pieces of jewelry from the house of her employer, Yuen Lai-ka, on Big Wave Bay Road between Jan 1 and Jun 9 this year.

Police investigators said the stolen items included a Piaget necklace, a diamond brooch, a pair of pearl earrings, a pair of diamond earrings, a sapphire necklace, a Bulgari necklace, a pair of rose pattern earrings, and a necklace with a diamond cross pendant.

The defendant has been held without bail since her arrest on Jun 9.

Chainrai granted the prosecution’s request for a four-week adjournment of the case for further legal advice and gathering of evidence.
The magistrate adjourned the hearing until Aug 11 and ordered the defendant remanded in custody.

Meanwhile, another Filipina helper who was accused of stealing $80,000 cash that her employer kept in safe boxes inside her Quarry Bay flat appeared before Chainrai today.
The prosecution said Marites Borines, who is in police custody, was ready for plea but the defense had asked for an adjournment until Aug 24 to submit some document.

Chainrai adjourned the case until Aug 25 and ordered Borines remanded in custody.

Borines was alleged to have taken the cash between May 1 and Jun 28 inside the flat of her employer Chan Wai-kit, at Tower 1 in Kornville, Quarry Bay.

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