4 in credit card fraud fall

Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar

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.