A 25-year-old Indonesian woman was sentenced to four weeks in jail after pleading guilty in a Singapore court on Monday to seven counts of theft, after she used her 69-year-old employer’s ATM card to take a total of S$1,600 (US$1,200) from the victim’s bank account last year.
The court learned that at 5am on October 27, the defendant named Siti took an ATM card out of the handbag of her female employer surnamed Choy, Lianhe Wanbao (Singapore) reported.
The domestic worker made two withdrawals totaling S$1,000 via an automated teller machine on Mountbatten Road. She told the court that she knew the PIN number because she had accompanied Choy on previous ATM withdrawals and had memorized the inputs.
After successful withdrawals, Siti put the card back in its original position.
On October 23, the maid had made three other ATM withdrawals totaling S$600 while Choy was in hospital.
On November 3, Choy updated her bank passbook, and was shocked to find S$1,600 missing from her account. The employer confronted her worker, who admitted responsibility for the withdrawals.