Crime and Courts

Dubai maid steals boss' clothes, posts outfit photos on Instagram Filed on January 22, 2021
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She is now facing theft charges in court.

A housemaid has stood trial in Dubai after posting Instagram photos where she was seen wearing her boss’ clothes, shoes and make-up. She admitted to stealing the items from her employers’ closet, court records show.

The Asian expat allegedly stole some clothes, bags, shoes and make-up from her boss’ bedroom and hid them for a long time in her wardrobe, according to records at the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance.

She reportedly took them one by one to avoid suspicion, but then her social media posts exposed the alleged theft.

Her male employer was browsing Instagram when he saw an account bearing a name similar to that of their maid. When he opened the account, he was shocked to see her wearing his wife’s clothes and shoes in one of the photos she appeared to have taken in the hall of their family house.

He told his wife about it and when she checked her closet, she found several items missing, including those worn by their maid in the photo.

The woman then went and searched the maid’s wardrobe and found there all her missing items, the court heard.

She then filed a complaint with the police, which referred the case to the public prosecution.

During the interrogation, the maid admitted to theft. The verdict is yet to be issued in the case.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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