June 3, 2015
By Nancy Carvajal
A 49-year-old house maid was arrested in Quezon City by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) over the weekend for allegedly stealing P1.8 million in cash from her employers.
An NBI report said the money was recovered from Ramona Avila, though she had already spent P17,000 out of the loot to rent a room that apparently served as her “safe house” on Arayat Street, Cubao.
A native of Samar province, Avila worked for a family at Multinational Village, Parañaque, who reportedly ran a money-changing shop.
An initial investigation showed that Avila managed to rent a room unknown to her employers even while working as a “stay-in” helper for mostly affluent households, the bureau added.