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Dubai maid accused of theft and sorcery.

A maid is accused of sorcery after her boss found photos of his family in her room and pieces of paper covered in strange scribbles.

The 38-year-old Indonesian woman is on trial at Dubai Court of First Instance charged with stealing gold earnings, clothing and cosmetics worth Dhs1,500, which she denies.

She is also facing a separate case in the Misdemeanour Court over the alleged sorcery practise.

The court of first instance heard her sponsor found she was practising sorcery when he went to investiA[degrees]gate the alleged theft.

Prosecutors said that, on October 19, last year, the 28-year-old JordanA[degrees]ian boss was told by his sister that her earrings were missing.

The Jordanian said: "The maid has a history of stealing things from us and we forgave her once. We searched her room and found the earrings with other items we thought were lost."

The businessman claims he also found photos of his mother and nephews inside the closet. The photos were ripped and had a pin stuck in them. Next to the images, he said, were pieces of paper with strange sketches and markings on them.

"She didn't answer us about the nature of the strange drafts. I informed the police who came and she confessed that she was practising sorcery," he said.

A policewoman said she was called to the building in Bur Dubai to arrest the maid, who confessed to stealing the earrings.

"She told me that she kept the pictures and practised sorcery in order to make the children love her," the policewoman said.

The maid claimed she was worried she was going to be fired.

The case has been adjourned.

ali.shouk@7days.ae

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