A Malaysian national was arrested by police for selling fake gold jewelry to a Chinese man worth P1 million Wednesday afternoon in Pasay City.
Raymond Lim, 24, an online gamer and resident of SoleMare Parksuite, Macapagal Boulevard, Paranaque City is now facing charges for Estafa for refusing to return the P1 million worth of casino chips to Lu Rong, 34, Chinese national.
Pasay city police chief P/Col. Bernard Yang said the suspect and the victim met at the lobby of Holiday Inn Express in Newport City, Bgy. 183 Villamor at around 2:35 p.m. after the latter agreed to purchase from Lim his two 24 carat gold bracelets and gold necklace.
Luo Rong immediately handed to the suspect casino chips worth P1 million in exchange for the two bracelets and necklace but when he carefully examined the jewelry, he found out that it was fake.
The victim demanded from the suspect to return the chips but the latter refused and instead tried to escape which prompted the Chinese man to seek the assistance of the hotel’s lobby guard that resulted in his arrest.