Macau police have arrested a 20-year-old Vietnamese woman who presented herself as a domestic worker but was found to be working illegally at a sauna.

Jornal Do Cidadao reports that officers arrested three people: a Vietnamese woman named Vo; a 30-year-old woman surnamed Yuen, who holds a non-permanent Macau identity card; and Yuen’s ex-husband, a 30-year-old man surnamed Chan. They were charged with using forged documents and making false statements.

It is understood that the law enforcement officers earlier visited Yuen’s home regarding her application for extension of stay in Macau.

There, the officers found that Vo, who claimed to be a domestic worker for Yuen and Chan, was actually working at a sauna as a massage therapist.

The woman had paid Yuen 8,000 Macau patacas (US$995) to get the job. Yuen also provided her with accommodation.

Records showed that Chan had submitted applications to employ five different Vietnamese domestic workers but that they had all resigned very shortly after being hired.

Meanwhile, a manager at the sauna was sent to the Labour Affairs Bureau to be investigated for illegally hiring Vo as a therapist.