An Indonesian maid stole $50,000 worth of branded products from her employer and could have gotten away with it if she had not gotten cocky and posted her “loot” on Instagram.
Siti Nur Sopiyati, 32, was sentenced to 12 months jail yesterday (7 August) after stealing a $35,000 Chopard ladies’ watch, a $7,500 Celine snakeskin handbag, and a $10,000 Hermes crocodile skin wallet from her employer, 32 year-old Lisa Lee. The thief also stole a t-shirt worth $150, a diamond gold ring worth $1,800 from Lee’s Nassim Hill apartment in January last year.
According to court documents, Siti had been cleaning the master bedroom when she stole the 5 items totally $54,450 from her employer’s cupboard. She asked another Indonesian woman to send the items back to Indonesia.
When Lee’s employer found out about the theft, they suspected her and the other Indonesian maid in the household, but could not prove that they did it. Police could not find any incriminating evidence on either of them. Their employers decided to send them back to their home country, but Siti returned again and foolishly brought the stolen goods back to Singapore with her to use them,
She was finally caught by her former employer’s sister after Siti flaunted her “loot” on Instagram 11 months after the incident.
The items have since been recovered.
She could have been jailed for up to 7 years.