Man sell­ing fake hot air bal­loon fi­esta ar­rested

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! -

CAMP OLI­VAS - Po­lice have ar­rested a man al­legedly sell­ing fake en­trance tick­ets for the 22 Philip­pine In­ter­na­tional Hot Air Bal­loon Fi­esta (PIHABF) in Clark Freeport.

The Ma­bal­a­cat City po­lice iden­ti­fied the sus­pects as Samy Cas­tro, 31, of Barangay Pu­lung Maragul, An­ge­les City.

Jan Michael Manalo, PIHABF ground staff, re­ported to the city po­lice af­ter he re­ceived two fake tick­ets from two guests at the PIHABF en­trance gat e.

When Manalo con­fronted the two guests, they re­vealed that Cas­tro sold the said tick­ets to them.

Po­lice con­fis­cated from Cas­tro 92 pieces un­sold fake tick­ets, seven pieces of sold fake tick­ets and cash amount­ing to P5,400.

Po­lice filed an Estafa case against Cas­tro be­fore the Of­fice of the As­sis­tant City Pros­e­cu­tor Leonardo San­tos in Ma­bal­a­cat City. (Ric Sapnu)

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