A Filipina domestic helper appeared in Eastern Court today
charged with stealing $178,800 money from her employer’s flat in Pleased Valley.
Maribel Metiam, 33 years old, was returned to jail after a
temporary appearance, during which Magistrate Minnie Wat scheduled the subsequent hearing for
Jan. 18. No details of the alleged theft was mentioned.
The defense lawyer had earlier asked for an adjournment for
4 weeks so he could get from the prosecution and study copies of documents
that may be used as evidence against Metiam.
He didn’t seek to have her out on bail as she didn’t have
a spot to remain while the case is pending.
In response to the charge sheet filed by police originally at
the Kwun Tong Courts, Metiam was arrested on Oct. 20 in the house of her employer, Mary Lau, in Siu Fai Terrace in Pleased Valley.