Manager charged with estafa
A manager of manpower agency was indicted for estafa after she allegedly failed to return the money she asked from the family of a domestic helper she was supposed to repatriate from Saudi Arabia.
The Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office has found probable cause to charge Flor Pagsiat in court for estafa.
Pagsiat, a resident of Barangay Vito, Minglanilla, Cebu, was accused by Susan Cuizon, 51, resident of Barangay Luz, Cebu City, of allegedly misappropriating P29,000 she gave for the airfare of her daughter.
Cuizon said that Pagsiat, manager of AlKhaleej International Services Inc., asked for P39,000 because her daughter wants to go home from Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The money was supposed to be deposited in the account of the complainant’s daughter so she can pay for her airfare but the accused failed to do it.
Sometime in January this year, the complainant confronted the suspect who promised to return the money on installment.
They entered into an agreement with the barangay wherein Pagsiat paid an initial amount of P10,000 leaving a balance of P29,000.
However, the accused did not fulfill the agreement despite repeated demands for her to pay. Pagsiat was directed to submit counter-affidavit but she also ignored the summons from the prosecutor’s office.