A French woman has been arrested at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport after stealing a silver ring priced at Rp. 635,000 from a display rack of PT Inti Dufree Promosindo (Duty Free), as quoted from Bali Discovery.
Kathleen Mathilde Nancy Valet (31) who lists her address as Paris, France, is in police custody and facing charges of shoplifting.
The thievery took place on Level 2 of the domestic departure terminal on Friday, January 13, 2017, at approximately 6:30 pm. Workers at the shop were alerted to the theft when an anti-theft detection alarm sounded. The missing ring was subsequently found in the woman’s pocket.
Beritabali.com and NusaBali report that Valet listed her address as Grandmas Hotel in Kuta.
Given the value of the item stolen, police can choose not to hold the woman if they do not consider her a flight risk. If convicted under the law, Valet could be fined Rp. 250,000 or be sentenced to 3 months in prison.