Busted because of Instagram photos, a Filipina domestic helper in Dubai landed in jail after her employer saw photos of the domestic helper wearing her clothes.
In a statement by the Dubai Court of First Instance, the male employer of the Filipina was checking the social media platform and noticed an account under the name of his Filipina helper. From there, he saw that the Filipina was wearing clothes that originally belonged to his wife. He alerted her after that.
“The Instagram account was of the maid and she had posted a picture wearing clothes similar to my wife’s. I told my wife and she recognized her clothes as she [the maid] had taken the picture inside the house,” says the 26-year-old Emirati sponsor. It was then that he decided to check the room of the Filipina and saw his wife’s clothes hidden inside her closet.
“My wife found other stolen items in the room like handbag, lipstick, and shoes. The value of the items was Dh500,” says the sponsor.
The police were called and the Filipina was arrested. Her mobile phone was confiscated and during interrogation, she admitted to stealing the items found in her bedroom.
The theft was charged on the Filipina, according to the Dubai Public Prosecution.