Gozar Rose Magtanong, 32, was also accused of spitting into drinking water and using hundreds of dollars worth of her employer’s cosmetics. The family she worked for discovered the thefts after installing surveillance cameras around their flat, a court report in Singapore’s Today newspaper said.
The maid admitted the other violations after the family threatened to be fired. The CCTV footage also showed the suspect spitting into the drinking water bottle before the family drank it.
Magtanong’s legal team argued that she had been mistreated, including because her phone was confiscated and she was malnourished, and that she was owed two months in arrears. “This is not the right way to express your displeasure,” the judge told the defendant.