MAGARAO, Camarines Sur -- Eleven suppliers of various goods filed a syndicated estafa case against three persons who defrauded them of P1.5 million worth of merchandise.
Magao police investigator Staff Sgt. Morris Pacheco identified the suspects as Benedict Locsin Villamayor, alias “Romnick Villamayor,” of BL Villamayor Rice Trading based in Lag-on, Daet, C. Nort; and his relatives Elizabeth Villamayor, alias “Amalia Villamayor,” 60; and Valerie Locsin, alias “Valerie Llorin.”
Pacheco was told the suspects started purchasing goods from the suppliers last month and paid them with post-dated checks.
The suspects opened “BL Villamayor Rice Trading” on a warehouse owned by Patrict and Betina Federis in Bgy. Sta. Lucia here on August 7.
The suspects hired a local resident as worker, Rodolfo Peñarubia, who informed the police that the suspects left the warehouse on Oct. 6 around 1 a.m. taking with them all the goods in three pick-up trucks.
Among the traders victimized by the suspects were on-line seller Rina Mosqueza Ramos, 44, with P 13,000 worth of goods; rice traders Marlon Belino Jornales, 38, with 50 sacks of rice worth P80,000; Francisco Valleno Ayao, with 100 bags of rice worth P 185, 000; John Paul Kyrex Cardino Bueza, 26, with 150 bags of rice worth P 176, 400; and Godofredo Rabulan Calag Jr., 46, with six units of 32” (inches) TV worth P168,500; Regina Campit Regidor, 40, on-line seller of imported chocolates worth P16,188; and tire supplier Jaime Salvador Esta Jr., with truck tires worth P 88, 000.
The suppliers received post-dated checks as payment for their goods.
Some of them were able to encash the “goodwill checks” but the check payments for the goods had in-sufficient funds.