Dorcas Ahenkorah and Regina Akosua Agyeman Aboagyewaa have been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for stealing $14,000 and GH¢10,500 from their employer.
The two, who were househelps for the employer, a businesswoman at Labone stole the money and shared it among themselves.
The woman had noticed that her money kept going missing. But on that fateful day, December 21, 2019, she had placed two envelopes, one containing the $14,000 and the other GHC15,000, under her bed. She later discovered that the $14,000, and GHC10,500 had gone missing. She then questioned her househelps who denied the act. She further reported the case to the police and got them arrested.
Although they pleaded not guilty in the early days of trial to two counts of conspiracy to commit crime and stealing, they later admitted that they stole the money.
The reason they gave for stealing the money was because they claim their madam was not taking care of them well.
Regina who had lived with the woman for six years, used part of her share of the money, GHC12,713 to rent and furnish a two bedroom house in Gbawe where she was going to live with her fiance.
Dorcas, who served the woman for three years, also used part of her share to renovate her father’s house at Akim Awisa and also bought herself a phone worth GHC800.
The prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Fuseini Yakubu, told the court that “Further, police investigation led to the retrieval of US$2,100 equivalent to GH¢11,550 together with GH¢100 from Aboagyewaa, while US$1,700 equivalent to GH¢9,350, and GH¢3,760 were also retrieved from Ahenkorah,”.
Dorcas will serve four years whereas Regina serves three years.