PHUKET: A maid who had been working for two months at the home of a Phuket official made off with more than 100,000 baht in cash and valuables on Saturday, but was quickly apprehended.

When Boonum Earjittrakul, a Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) council member, discovered that a gold bracelet valued at 104,250 baht and 10,000 baht in cash were missing from his house, he called the police.

“Once we established that his maid had disappeared, she became our prime suspect,” said Somsak Thongkliang of the Phuket City Police.