The court complex in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Google Maps

An Indonesian domestic worker was sentenced to eight months in jail after admitting that she illegally withdrew money from her employer’s bank account to help pay the schooling costs of her three children.

Rosmaini, 42, was also fined 1,600 ringgit (US$400) by the court in Ampang, which was told she was not remorseful for her actions.

Evidence was given that Rosmaini had found an ATM card some time ago that belonged to her employer, Wan Nor Sekimah Wan Mazlan. By chance, she then overheard Wan revealing her PIN number.

Closed-circuit bank security footage showed her using the card to withdraw  800 ringgit ($200) from an ATM at the Hulu Langat branch of Maybank on October 16, Utusan Online reported.

Rosmaini, a single mother of three, told the court that she withdrew the same amount as her salary. She said the money was to be used to support her children’s education.