January 15, 2020 | News | No Comments
An Indonesian maid in Singapore recently admitted that she purposely put her bodily fluids consisting of saliva, urine and menstrual blood into her employer’s food. The maid, identified as Diana, said that she had mixed these fluids into the rice and drinking water of her employer’s family and they all consumed the tainted food.
According to Straits Times, Diana pleaded guilty to two counts of mischief and one theft charge on Monday (January 13th). She said that she did this because she believed that if her employer ate or drank the contaminated food, they would listen to her and not scold her for any bad performance. And if this wasn’t enough, she also stole money from them.
The 30-year-old maid was hired in 2017 to work for the family of six and after working for them for two years, in August 2019, she mixed her urine, saliva and menstrual blood into her employer’s food. She also stole over S$13,000 (RM39,000) from her employer’s mother on five different occasions between August 2017 and June 2018. Later, she managed to steal another S$4,200 (RM12,600) between September and November 2019.
The mother, who is a 67-year-old housewife had a monthly allowance from her husband and three daughters and she would keep the money in a safe in her bedroom. This safe was secured with a digital number lock and Diana realised that the money was kept there so she began plotting.
DPP Ang said, “The accused, who was able to access the complainant’s bedroom while cleaning the house, was aware that this safe was placed in the complainant’s cupboard. She, therefore, decided to steal from the complainant by accessing this safe.
“In order to do this, the accused began to monitor the complainant each time the complainant unlocked her iPad. By doing so, the accused managed to identify the numeric passcode to the complainant’s iPad. The accused then waited until she was alone in the complainant’s bedroom before attempting to unlock the complainant’s safe with the same numeric passcode.”
Diana managed to open the safe and took out the money there to pass to another Indonesian woman to be remitted back to their home country. The employer’s mother realised that her money was missing and made a police report on October 6th last year. It is unclear how the housewife found out about Diana’s offences.
She was sentenced to six months and seven weeks’ jail after pleading guilty. Diana was not represented by a lawyer and said she regrets what she has done. “I would like to apologise to my employers from the bottom of my heart… I stole my employer’s money because my family in Indonesia has some distress. I am very remorseful,” she added.