A Filipina who is living in Hong Kong without a job pleaded guilty to stealing the diamond earrings of her previous employer amounting to $80,000. She also stole $4,000 cash from her employer between December 5, 2020, to September this year.
The OFW was identified as Felomina Areola, 51-years old. Her employer and victim of the theft were Bonnie Kam, 40-years old.
According to the prosecution, the employer only kept the expensive earrings inside her wardrobe which was located inside her bedroom. Kam also had cash money amounting to $4,000 that she kept inside 48 red packets.
But on Oct. 24, Kam found out that the money inside the red packets was all gone. The following month, she also found out about the missing earrings.
It was only on November 22 that the employer talked to Areola and the domestic worker admitted to the theft. Kam dismissed the helper and proceeded with the theft charges.
When the police searched for the location of the OFW, they found her at the Statue Square in Central. Then, she was arrested and brought to the Western Police District Station.
The defendant admitted to stealing the jewelry and pawning it in a pawnshop. According to the lawyer of the Filipina, she was only forced to steal because of the mounting debt that she has and her obligation to send money to the Philippines.