A Filipina domestic helper was accused of stealing 1,700 renminbi from her employer. She strongly denied the accusations.

The Filipina stood in front of Eastern Court last May 11 after she was accused of stealing 1,700 renminbi inside her employer’s house in Mid-Levels last December 2018.

According to Ana Liezel Berbana, she doesn’t know anything about the lost money that her employer Wong Man-nga accused her of stealing.

Berbana claims that the complaint against her was filed after her complaint to her employer of using her personal money to extra food for Wong’ household.

Berbana’s lawyer thought that everything was set-up by Wong to avoid the defendant’s complaints. According to Philip Ross, Berbana’s employer photocopied the lost renminbi before reporting to the police that she lost the money.

Wong then left 40 renminbo notes inside her handbag that she placed on his bed. The employer then ordered the Filipina to clean her bathroom inside her bedroom, something that she’s never fun of ordering.

Ross also claims that the defendant, 33-year-old, worked in two flats owned by Wong, one in Caine Road and another one in Conduit Road which is owned by her son.

Berbana strongly denied accusations of stealing the banknotes last went missing last Dec 21.

Police officers went to the house of Wong and searched through the things of Berbana. From a black jacket owned by Berbana, a white plastic bag fell out containing the missing 100 renminbi bank notes.

Berbana pleaded not guilty against the case filed on her.

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