"Earlier this week, Melrose Besano, 37, who worked as a helper for actress and TV host Amy Perez was arrested by police for allegedly stealing an estimated P300,000 worth of cash and valuables in Quezon City," reports Romina Cabrera in The Philippine Star.
Besano was arrested at Perez's home in Teacher's Village.
The report notes: "Perez's husband, reporter Carlo Castillo, sought Besano's arrest after three watches amounting to P280,000 went missing. Another helper had likewise said that she saw Besano taking the watches." Indeed, the three watches were later recovered from Besano.
It was also discovered that Besano had defrauded the family of P12,000, since she failed to remit the monthly dues collected from members of the homeowners' association.
Besano has admitted to the crime. She revealed that she has a boyfriend whom she gives money to each month. She explained that Perez didn't know she had a boyfriend. She asked forgiveness from Perez and her family.