Housemaid jailed for allegedly stealing from employerBy Jamie Marie Elona
MANILA, Philippines—A 21-year-old house helper was put behind bars after allegedly stealing over P600,000 worth of cash and jewellery from her employer.
The suspect, Elisa Mancio, claimed that she was victimized by a “dugo-dugo gang” in Manila Tuesday evening, but her employer did not buy her story.
Mancio is now under the custody of Manila Police District’s Theft and Robbery Section after she was accused by her employer, Margaret Yu, a businesswoman, of robbing her by pretending that she was victimized by an organized crime group, Police Officer 3 Marlon San Pedro said.
San Pedro added that Mancio was arrested around 8 p.m. in Yu’s home in Quiapo, Manila.
Investigation revealed that Yu went home to get cash when she noticed that her vault was damaged and had been opened, with her P270,000 cash all gone.
Sensing that more cash has been stolen, she went to see her wooden antique box that kept P150,000 cash and roughly P200,000-worth of jewellery. The money and the valuables were all gone, too, she said.
Yu asked her other helpers where Mancio was, but was told that the latter went out.
After reaching their house around 8:30 p.m., Mancio claimed that somebody talked to her and ordered her to destroy Yu’s vault and take it to Luneta Park.
Yu didn’t believe Mancio’s story, saying that the vault had been obviously covered with a towel, and his antique box was hidden under their cabinet by purpose.