Maid charged with stealing from Cecilia Cheung

HONG KONG • An Indonesian maid was charged on Wednesday with stealing diamond rings, designer handbags and other belongings from actress Cecilia Cheung, said Hong Kong reports.

Rospeni, 30, whose contract of employment ended on Tuesday, was leaving Cheung's luxury apartment in Century Tower in the Mid-Levels when the star's assistant searched her baggage and the theft of 16 articles worth about HK$460,000 (S$80,000) in total came to light, said the prosecution.

She allegedly stole two rings, four bangles, a bracelet, a pair of earrings, two necklaces, three pairs of shoes and three handbags in the apartment in February and March, said Sing Tao Daily.

In a statement to the police, she said she took the things in a moment of greed.

The case was adjourned until July 27. Rospeni, of no fixed abode, did not make a bail application and was remanded in custody.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2016, with the headline 'Maid charged with stealing from Cecilia Cheung'. Print Edition | Subscribe