The 45 year-old Filipina OFW, named Imelda admitted to the crime.
On Oct. 31, when she was about to leave, her employer checked her luggage and found her old belongings.
Principal Magistrate Andrew Ma ordered her to pay a fine of $500 with the following warning:
“You came very close to an immediate custodial sentence,” Ma told Imelda during the hearing on December 1.“This is not a case of theft by finding or supermarket theft. When you left your employer’s family, you just brought along $550 worth of belongings. This is a case of breach of trust,” he added.