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Sharjah maid arrested over stealing cash from employer's safe

An Indonesian maid accused of stealing Dh107,000 from her employer's safe in Khor Fakkan has been arrested by police.

SHARJAH // An Indonesian maid accused of stealing Dh107,000 from her employer's safe in Khor Fakkan has been arrested by police.

The employer had reported the theft without accusing anyone but clues have led investigators to the housemaid, who had worked for the family for several years, The National's Arabic sister paper Al Ittihad reported on Monday.

The accused is said to have confessed to her crime during interrogation. She told Sharjah Police that she started taking small amounts at first in order not to draw her employer's attention, but later stole all the cash that was in the safe and wired part of it to her home country.

The money she kept in the UAE has been recovered and the case has been referred to prosecutors.

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