Law enforcement assert Betty Sadia, 32, stole important jewellery and funds from the woman’s Milsons Issue house over a six-week interval past year.
These days, Ms Sadia faced court docket for the to start with of a two-working day listening to, wherever law enforcement alleged she stole a white gold bracelet with 180 aquamarine stones truly worth $20,000, a gold chain worth $1800, and $16,380 in cash.
The prosecution in the circumstance admitted the proof pointing to Ms Sadia is “circumstantial” but explained Ms Sadia has confronted very similar costs prior to.
The court docket heard that 5 many years in the past in 2017, Ms Sadia allegedly stole hard cash from the handbag of her then client, a 73-yr-aged lady.
Security eyesight of that 2017 offence was performed to the courtroom.
It showed Ms Sadia using funds from a wallet and placing it up her shirt.
On viewing the vision, the magistrate remarked that it had “a major similarity” to the latest allegation.
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Ms Sadia’s law firm Ian Byrne explained to the magistrate “there is no fingerprints, no DNA and no photos of guidance to the court”.
Ms Sadia denied the expenses when she took the stand this afternoon.
“I did not steal from her,” she explained.
“I did not do it. I never ever observed any jewelry and I by no means took any jewelry.”
Ms Sadia will return to court docket tomorrow, where by the justice of the peace will hand down a determination on the scenario.