Hong Kong model Jessica Cambensy is out on bail on Monday after the police charged her for theft, following a four hour-long visit to a police station in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Police alleged that Cambensy, the spokesmodel for a famous lingerie company, had taken HK$600 (S$98) which a forgetful woman had left behind at an Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
According to the police report, the forgetful woman realized that she had not taken the money which she had withdrawn from the ATM and immediately returned to collect her cash—only to find the money gone. She then informed the police and investigators—found that the woman’s HK$600 vanished after Cambensy used the same ATM to withdraw money some time later.
This event happened on July 30 last year. Police pointed out that they only decided to charge Cambensy on Monday because it took them some time to collect enough evidence of her alleged theft, as security cameras did not display her taking the money.
They disclosed that it is considered theft if an individual holds on to another’s lost property and does not report it to the Police.
Cambensy, who was on her way to Taiwan for shooting an action film, appeared calm when Hong Kong media caught up with her at the airport on Tuesday, but soon broke down.