2 Russians in lending scam nabbed in Pasig

September 13, 2019

TWO Russian nationals who were allegedly involved in a lending scam were nabbed following an entrapment operation inside their company in Pasig City on Thursday.

Pasig Police chief. PCol, Moises Villaceran Jr, identified the suspects as Tim Isakov and Stanislav Kutukovs.

Investigation showed that the suspects were employees of Finance Technologies Inc. located in Barangay Rosario, Pasig. The duo reportedly assist borrowers with their documents to avail of a cash loan.

Villaceran said the management of the lending company learned that the suspects represented fictitious borrowers using fake documents and credentials. The foreigners, he said, were also the ones who received the cash in behalf of the fictitious borrowers.

“ Yung dalawang suspects employees sila ng lending company na nagpro-process ng loan mula P3k to 10k tapos ang ginawa nila lately sa labas na yung transaction nila at sila na tatanggap ng cash na ni-loan ng borrowers, hanggang gumamit na sila ng pekeng mga documents at credentials para maka-avail ng loans sa lending company na nadiskubre ng kumpanya kaya nagreklamo sila at pina-entrap yung mga suspect,” Villaceran said.

The management of the lending company sought assistance from Pasig police on Wednesday after the suspects again processed a cash loan of a supposed borrower whose loan was set to be released to suspects.