Employer harassed after maid borrowed from loan sharks

The employer found out that her maid owed about $8,000 as principal amount to at least five licensed moneylenders and 12 illegal ones.
The employer found out that her maid owed about $8,000 as principal amount to at least five licensed moneylenders and 12 illegal ones.PHOTO: AFP

When her Filipino maid first confessed to her that she had borrowed $2,000 from a local loan shark, Ms L. Cheah thought she could help to pay off the debt.

But after going through her maid's text messages, questioning her more and eventually getting harassed by loan sharks herself, Ms Cheah was horrified to learn that her maid owed about $8,000 as principal amount to at least five licensed moneylenders and 12 illegal ones.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 14, 2018, with the headline 'Employer harassed after maid borrowed from loan sharks'. Print Edition | Subscribe