Multi-mil­lion money swindlers ar­rested

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO - Three per­son­al­i­ties wanted for large scale estafa cases were ar­rested by joint el­e­ments of the Pro­vin­cial In­tel­li­gence Branch, 1st and 2nd Pro­vin­cial Mo­bile Force Com­pany, Re­gional Mo­bile Force Bat­tal­ion 3 and San Fer­nando City Po­lice Sta­tion on Mon­day.

The three sus­pects iden­ti­fied as Ly­dia Cu­nanan, 58; Mandy Lou Jen­nyvie Ba­hano, 38; and Jayson Sac­dalan, 34, were col­lared through an en­trap­ment

oper­a­tion con­ducted by the said au­thor­i­ties along Jose Abad San­tos Av­enue in this cap­i­tal city due to their al­leged in­volve­ment in multi-mil­lion estafa cases.

Ac­cord­ing to Pam­panga Po­lice Pro­vin­cial Of­fice Di­rec­tor Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Joel Con­sulta, the en­trap­ment oper­a­tion was con­ducted fol­low­ing the com­plaint filed by one Joan Manalas­tas Flores against the sus­pects for estafa.

Upon re­view, au­thor­i­ties learned that the sus­pects were also pre­vi­ously re­ported by al­leged vic­tims re­flected in an in­for­ma­tion re­port dated April 13, 2018 as al­legedly in­volved in multi-mil­lion estafa cases vic­tim­iz­ing busi­ness­men within the prov­ince and other ad­ja­cent prov­inces in the re­gion.

Seized pieces of ev­i­dence from the oper­a­tion were two of P 1,000 bills, sev­eral boo­dle money, one unit Chevro­let Du­ra­max Trail­blazer, brown in color with Plate Num­ber AAK 4378 and a black Nokia cel­lu­lar phone.

The sus­pects are now fac­ing charges for vi­o­la­tion of Ar­ti­cle 2152 (B) of the Re­vised Pe­nal Code, or estafa.

Con­sulta, mean­while, re­minded the pub­lic to be wary and more care­ful in trust­ing peo­ple, es­pe­cially if it in­volves money.

Like­wise, he com­mended the op­er­at­ing team for suc­cess­fully ar­rest­ing such lawless el­e­ments vic­tim­iz­ing dozens of peo­ple.

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