2 American fugitives nabbed in Pampanga

September 01, 2019

TWO Americans who were arrested in Pampanga early this month over large-scale fraud cases that federal authorities have filed against them in Texas  will be deported.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) deputy spokesman Melvin Mabulac identified the fugitives as Robert Wayne Boling Jr., 38; and Allan Albert Velarde Kerr, 30.  They were arrested last August 7 in the cities of Angeles and Mabalacat, respectively, by operatives from the Bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) headed by Bobby Raquepo.

Mabulac said the two will be deported for being undesirable aliens and for having expired passports.

‘They will be sent home to face trial for the crimes they allegedly committed.  Also, their continued presence here poses a risk to public safety and security,” Mabulac said.

Meanwhile,  Raquepo said Boling and Kerr are subjects of arrest warrants issued by a US district court in Western Texas on July 23 this year.

Both of them were reportedly charged  with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and aggravated identity theft.

Raquepo said  prior to their arrest, the two overstayed in the country for many years and operated their  illegal activities in connivance with other suspects here and in the US.

Boling has been here since August 26, 2011 while Kerr’s last arrival was on Dec. 1, 2006.

According to the US Embassy, the two are among the suspects who fraudulently gained access to various US Department of Defense (DoD) network systems and huge caches of documents that enabled them to acquire Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of thousands of US military servicemen.

The suspects  obtained access to multiple types of  medical, financial and personal records and allowed them to change the demographic and financial information of unsuspecting military servicemen.

Raquepo said as a result, they were able to use the stolen information to compromise and take over bank accounts after which the victims’ funds are moved through funnel accounts, withdrawn from various banks throughout the US and wired to the suspects and their accomplices in the Philippines through wire money transfers.