A Vietnamese woman has faced court in Macau on one count of providing shelter to a pregnant foreign woman who had overstayed in Macau.

According to a statement presented at the Court of First Instance, the defendant and her husband, together with a countryman, rented an apartment in Macau, the Macau Daily News reported.

Her husband and the compatriot were later fired by their employers and left Macau. To lessen her financial burden, the defendant sublet the apartment to a pregnant foreign woman.

The pregnant woman later delivered her baby in the apartment, resulting in her overstay status being exposed. The defendant denied the accusation, claiming before the pregnant woman moved in, she had checked her document and found it has not expired.

As the defendant did not show up at the court hearing, the judge adjourned the case pending sentencing.