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Indonesian caregiver sentenced to 6 months for breach of contract

2018/07/18 23:05:26

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Taipei, July 18 (CNA) An Indonesian woman who absconded last year from her job as a caregiver has been sentenced to six months in prison for breach of contract, Shihlin District Court in Taipei said in a statement Wednesday.

Agustin Inbaryati was hired in September 2017 by a family surnamed Yu (俞) to take care of an elderly man who had earlier suffered a stroke, but the caregiver ran off on Oct. 14 last year, leaving the man alone in the house, the court said.

Inbaryati said she decided to abscond because the manpower agency that handled her employment was not paying her the agreed wages.

After serving her six-month sentence, Inbaryati will be deported, the court said. The verdict can be appealed.

(By Hsiao Po-wen and Hsu Hsiao-ling)
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