Call center agent’s cohort in estafa case nabbed

June 14, 2019

THE cohort of a call center agent earlier nabbed for 76 counts of qualified theft, was arrested by members of Eastern of Police District–District Operations Unit (EPD-DSOU) after her cellphone was tracked by police Thursday in Pasig City.

Eastern Police District director Brig. General Christopher Tambungan identified the suspect as Michelle Ramirez, 33, sales special agent of IT Provider Company located at Greenhills, San Juan, and resident of Block 10, Lot 9, Ridge Point, Prinza Teresa, Rizal.

Ramirez who was collared by members of DSOU headed by Major Darwin Guerrero in her office at Reliance IT building located in Bgy. Ugong, Pasig, on the strength of warrant of arrest issued by Pasig Regional Trial Court Judge Rowena De Juan-Quinagoran of Branch 166 for 76 counts of qualified theft.

Guerrero said the suspect was traced through a tracker on her cellphone after she texted the relatives of her cohort identified only as Costales. Costales, who at that time was already coordinating with the police for the suspect’s arrest.

Ramirez and  Costales both face multiple counts of qualified theft filed by representatives of Villa Sole Condominium Association in Bgy Manggahan, Pasig City. The two were former administrative staff of the condominium owner’s association and allegedly stole millions of pesos of the association’s money by transferring the money to their personal bank accounts.

The crime was only discovered in January after the association noticed the discrepancies during an audit.