A HOUSEMAID was arrested by police Friday afternoon in Parañaque City for stealing more than Pl million worth of jewelry from her employer.
Maria Teresa Dela Cruz was arrested by police at the house of her employer, Maria Bernardita Martin at 40 Nicanor Jacinto St. Phase 2 BF Homes at around 4 p.m.
Earlier at around 6 a.m., Martin told police that she was shocked when she discovered that her jewelry worth more or less P1.325 million placed in her traveling bag inside her bedroom were missing, prompting her to seek police assistance.
A team of investigators from Parañaque Police Station Investigation and Detective Management Branch (SIDMB) led by Sr. Insp. Jerry Sunga proceeded to the victim’s house and conducted an ocular inspection and subjected for interrogation the four house helpers, including the suspect.
Police later learned that Dela Cruz was the only house help who was given the task by her employer to clean the master’s bedroom since she had been working for her for the past two years.
When frisked, the police recovered from Dela Cruz a small pouch bag containing three pairs of earrings worth a total of US$189 dollars which is equivalent to P9,369.
Dela Cruz later admitted that she stole all the jewelry and she sold most of it to a money changer shop. The suspect is now facing charges of qualified theft.