Maid steals necklace, gets caught after Facebook post

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The maid was charged with committing theft at her workplace at the Sharjah Criminal Court.- Alamy Image
The maid was charged with committing theft at her workplace at the Sharjah Criminal Court.- Alamy Image

Sharjah - She claimed she did not know it was gold and that was the reason she threw it in the trash bin.

By Amira Agarib

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Published: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 5:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 10 Dec 2017, 7:36 PM

 A maid allegedly stole her employer's gold necklace and was caught after she posted a photo on Facebook that showed her wearing it, a Sharjah court has heard. Her employer spotted the stolen necklace in the photo that the Sri Lankan maid had posted.
The maid was charged with committing theft at her workplace at the Sharjah Criminal Court.
According to prosecution records, the maid worked for an Emirati family. After her sponsor's wife spotted the photo, she confronted the maid with it and called the police. During her interrogation, she denied stealing the necklace. The police later found the necklace in the trash bin.
The defendant told the prosecution that she did not steal the necklace and that her sponsor's wife had gifted it to her. She claimed she did not know it was gold and that was the reason she threw it in the trash bin.
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