FOUR persons believed to be involved in massive credit card fraud in the country were arrested by agents of the National Capital Region Police Office’s Regional Special Operations Unit following a series of operations in Metro Manila on Wednesday, NCRPO chief, Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar announced yesterday.
The suspects identified as Czarynah Datu, 37; Paul Cabalza,45; Eduardo Nera Jr.,41; and Teresita Caranglan,61, were apprehended following separate operations inside the Resorts World Hotel Casino in Pasay City; in front of no. 6459 Instruccion Street, Sampaloc, Manila; and at no. 9 Examiner Street, Barangay West Triangle, Quezon City, the NCRPO chief said.
According to Eleazar, members of the NCRPO-RSOU under Superintendent Rogarth Campo conducted the operations following a call from a security officer of Resorts World Manila regarding the presence of a man believed to have used a counterfeit Banco de Oro credit card and forged documents when he made a transaction in their establishment.
The man identified as Datu, was placed under arrest by the NCRPO-RSOU after a verification with Banco de Oro showed that he was not a registered Banco de Oro card-holder.
Eleazar said that during questioning, the suspect confessed that he was holding a forged Banco de Oro credit card which he said was furnished to him by the three other suspects. Follow-up operations resulted in the arrest of the three.
The NCRPO chief said that recovered from the possession of the suspects were a skimming device, a Louie Vuitton booklet containing different card information and contact numbers of prospected subjects, several credit cards and identification cards.
All four were taken to the NCRPO-RSOU headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City for further questioning and filing of appropriate criminal charges.