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Maid Builds Mansion with Elderly Employer’s ‘Gift’

This is a sticky situation – not a new situation, it is timeless, and not unique to Kuwait – it is everywhere. People with elderly parents need to pay attention; the elderly can be so vulnerable. He may well have given his caretaker the money. His poor 108 year old mother!

Maid coaxes elderly sponsor to sell home, buys villa with cash

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Police have arrested a Sri Lankan housemaid who allegedly duped a Kuwaiti man in his 70s, and lured him into selling his home, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.

It is reported the woman, who was working for the old man, induced him to sell his home, and then took the money from him. She is said to be worth about KD 120,000. She has also built a mansion in her home country.

A security source said the man’s mother, who is about 108 years old, and his family have lodged a complaint at the police station. However, the maid claims the man had given the money to her of his own free will.

October 6, 2009 - Posted by | Aging, Building, Character, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Financial Issues, Health Issues, Kuwait, News


  1. it could also be that he gifted the money to someone who took care of him!
    everyone should be nice to their parents…especially so if the parents are rich!!

    Comment by mentabolism | October 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. You are right, Mentabolism, that is exactly what she claims! And it may well be true, he may feel like he wants her to have the money, that she is poor and has taken good care of him and he wants her to be rewarded. He may also not be entirely in his right mind – after all – there is his mother, who has filed the complaint. He may have legal responsibilities for taking care of other people, responsibilities he cannot fulfill if the maid/caretaker has all his money!

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 6, 2009 | Reply

  3. Sounds like the old man in question here is probably not of sound mind.. or the maid is super hot and sexy!!! 😛

    Comment by Mathai | October 6, 2009 | Reply

  4. There could be some witch craft in play in this case too ,some maids are known for writing home to get spells to use against their employers for different purposes.
    It sounds bazaar or even far fetched but it is true .

    Comment by daggero | October 6, 2009 | Reply

  5. Mathai – that may be true – and what about his responsibilities to his family?

    Daggero – Your comment absolutely stunned me. Witchcraft? In this day and age? Spells? Yes, it sounds bizarre. It sounds WAY far-fetched. Does a spell work if the spell-ee doesn’t believe in witchcraft? I don’t believe in witchcraft; I do believe in the power of prayer.

    I also have no problem with an elderly person leaving a nice gift to his caretaker. But to sell his house and give all his money to her – sounds like manipulation of an elderly man not-quite in his right mind, to me.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  6. chances are high that the 102 yr old is senile and the 70 yr old in his right mind.
    The grand kids end up using the 102 yr old grandma as an excuse to file the case, because the kids probably can’t.
    That’s how things would work out in my crime thriller!!! 🙂

    Comment by mentabolism | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  7. Write that crime thriller, Mentabolism!

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  8. I agree it is hard to believe in witchcraft in this day and age but it still happens and unfortunately it is still effective especially against non believers , I am sure some of our female commentator have the same information .

    Many times it is reported in Kuwaiti newspaper that police have raided the den of a witch . Most witch craft used by maids is to pacify their employers . Ladies use spells to Get a husband or to pacify one , or to spilt an ongoing marriage .

    Comment by daggero | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  9. Daggero – The entire concept boggles my mind. I don’t disagree with you – I have read that ‘tools of witchcraft’ have been confiscated during arrests, and I always wondered what those tools were. It seems to me the accused witches were usually Yemeni, Saudi, Syrian – I don’t know that I ever heard of a Philipine witch. Almost every Philipina or Sri Lankan I ever knew was either Moslem or a Catholic Christian or an Evangelical Christian. Christians – and I am willing to bet Moslems – are specifically forbidden to have anything to do with a witch, not to have a fortune told, not to buy a spell, nothing!

    On the other hand, society has often accused women with healing abilities, who used herbs and natural remedies, of witchcraft, especially if they lived alone. I can imagine that some of the remedies might have provided such relief from pain or symptoms as to appear miraculous.

    I believe in this case, if there was any magic involved, it was the very common magic that occurs between men and women, that the man came to rely on his caregiver, that she made him feel special at a time in his life when he was very vulnerable. One way of the other, it made her a rich woman.

    Do you believe witchcraft works?

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  10. I do believe that witch craft works if God meant it to work . You are right Muslims are forbidden to deal in these things such as fortune telling and spells but it is being practiced none the less . I heard of cases of women who where having bad marriage problems with their husbands to find out later that their maids used witch craft against them because the women have treated their maids badly by shouting at them consistently for making mistakes .

    i also know of a case where the mother in law used an imported spell against her son in law to keep him under the control of her daughter and herself .It seems he was fed potions and there were spell put in his clothes which he wore . very creepy indeed

    Comment by daggero | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  11. Ok. I can agree on the creepy part. Believing that witchcraft actually has an effect? For me, that’s a stretch.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 10, 2009 | Reply

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