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Filipina accused of stealing $1M from financing firm

23 May 2024


Filipina was denied bail at Eastern Court

A Filipina resident failed in her bid to get bail after she appeared at Eastern Court yesterday, accused of stealing more than $1 million over three years from a company she worked for as a cashier.

May Ann Destajo, 36 years old, was accused of stealing $1,068,848 from Pacific Ace Finance Ltd., which is based at Wing On House in Central, from August 2020 to July 2023.

Her lawyer had offered a cash bail of $10,000, along with the promise to report to the Police regularly and not leave Hong Kong while the case is pending, but it was rejected.


Magistrate Minnie Wat ctited the seriousness of the offense, the breach of trust and the strength of evidence against the defendant in rejecting the bail application.

Destajo was remanded in jail custody until the next hearing on July 17. But she was given another chance to get temporary freedom with a bail review on May 30.

Because of the amount involved, the theft case could be elevated to the District Court.

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