3 arrested over P10M fraud

July 04, 2019

THREE persons accused of defrauding a businesswoman of some P10 million in cash were arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in an entrapment operation inside a Korean restaurant in Angeles City in Pampanga last Tuesday, PNP-CIDG director, Major General Amador V. Corpus reported yesterday.

The official identified the arrested suspects as Wahab Sakaluran, Danilo Danao and Myleen Ramires. The trio were arrested by members of the 3rd Regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit headed by Colonel Christopher Abrahano during a sting inside the Gangnam Bulgogi Restaurant located along the Fil-Am Friendship Highway in Barangay Anunas, Angeles City at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to Corpus, the arrest was made following a complaint from businesswoman Michelle Sia who claimed that the suspects enticed her into doing business transactions with the LSE Oil Marketing based in Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales by presenting themselves as ‘influential persons’ who can transact business with Subic Bay authorities anytime.

The complainant said she gave the money to the trio supposedly to pay for oil products which they failed to deliver as promised. Corpus said when the victim sensed that she was being duped, she conducted a records verification on the company and found out that its permit to import was already expired.