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Married At First Sight star Jessika Power's 'hot brother' Rhyce firmly denies claims he stole a ring and cash from his housemate in Bali - and explains exactly what he was doing entering his bedroom in CCTV footage

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 4 days ago Hannah Moore

The brother of Married at First Sight star Jessika Power has flatly denied accusations he stole jewellery and money from his housemate in Bali.

a couple of people that are sitting on a bench posing for the camera: Power, 28, is the older brother of 26-year-old Married At First Sight bride Jessika Power (both pictured above) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Power, 28, is the older brother of 26-year-old Married At First Sight bride Jessika Power (both pictured above) Rhyce Power, 28, was living in a shared villa on the Indonesian party island last month when he was seen on CCTV footage entering a fellow expat's room.

Both Power and the expat agree that Power was given permission to enter the room to look for missing crockery.  

But the man claimed '$50 or $60 cash' and a ring went missing and alleged his housemate was responsible, a claim Power strenuously denies. 

'The footage only shows me going into his room, which he approved, [it] doesn't mean I stole anything,' Power told Daily Mail Australia. 

Daily Mail Australia is not however suggesting Power was involved in the theft.

Power, a carpenter-turned-Instagram model, firmly denied the man's allegations and questioned why his accuser had taken so long to make them.  

'The footage was from August 16 at the villa I was living at for three months and only know it's come out that my housemate lost a ring and about $50-$60,' Power told Daily Mail Australia.

a man standing in front of a building: Power, 28, flatly denied accusations he stole jewellery and money from his housemate in Indonesia © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Power, 28, flatly denied accusations he stole jewellery and money from his housemate in Indonesia

'I remember that day asking him personally if I could go into his room and look as all our plates and bowls went missing.

'It's funny this is all coming out now when I left Bali four weeks ago.'

Power said the only reason he was going in and out of his housemate's room was to collect missing crockery.

'I was collecting all the bowls and cups from everyone's room - hence me holding cups and forks,' he explained.

'I only looked on his drawer and table the first time and I thought I'd better go check the bathroom as I take my cups in the shower with me.

'At night, I normally have a tea and take it in the bathroom with me - I walk around all my room with food and drinks.

'At the end of the day you'd know if you lost a ring and $60, why wasn't I approached about this then I left Bali over a month ago?'

a little girl standing in a room: Power was living in Padonan, Bali, in August this year when he was seen on CCTV footage entering and leaving a room with a mug in his hand © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Power was living in Padonan, Bali, in August this year when he was seen on CCTV footage entering and leaving a room with a mug in his hand

The housemate, who moved to Bali from the UK, said he had gone to pay his rent - and when counting out the money, discovered he was short. 

'I was confused wondering if I'd counted something wrong, if the cleaning staff had moved something... the money wasn't there,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'Later that night I went to put on my ring, and my ring wasn't there as well, and I was like what the f***? My ring's not in my room.'

The man said he went away briefly after the incident, but when he returned, he spent days scouring through CCTV vision.

Footage shared by the Brit shows Power entering his room about three times - twice with a coffee cup already in hand. 

a man standing in front of a door: Earlier in their stay together, the accuser said there had been no issues between the pair, though they were not friends © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Earlier in their stay together, the accuser said there had been no issues between the pair, though they were not friends a group of people holding wine glasses: Power said he normally has his tea at night and takes it with him to the bathroom. Pictured:  Rhyce and Jessika Power © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Power said he normally has his tea at night and takes it with him to the bathroom. Pictured:  Rhyce and Jessika Power

The accuser said he tried on multiple occasions to contact Power himself, before supposedly getting the police involved. 

Power said he hadn't been contacted by police. 

'I phoned him once,' the accuser said. 'He picked up from his friend's phone, and I spoke to him - he said it wasn't him [that stole the ring], I'd lost it.

'I sent him a Facebook message as well.' 

a couple of people that are talking to each other: Rhyce won legions of fans after appearing on Married at First Sight (pictured), where his sister Jessika was a participant © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Rhyce won legions of fans after appearing on Married at First Sight (pictured), where his sister Jessika was a participant

Earlier in their stay together, the man said there had been no issues between the pair, though they were not friends.

'There were not really any issues before then,' he said. 'We didn't get on amazingly, but we'd say hello to each other.

'Even when he left that day [the ring and money went missing] to go to the gym with his friends, I remember we had a chat about what I was doing during the day.' 

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