Woman faces raps for bouncing checks-A A +A
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A WOMAN is facing charges before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) for allegedly issuing four bouncing checks to a cooperative in 2012.
Charged for violation of the Batas Pambansa Blg. 22, otherwise known as the Anti-Bouncing Check Law, is Rose Millan, married, and a resident Lower Lubogan, Toril Davao City.
Prosecutor Jose Garcia Jr. found probable cause to charge Millan based on the complaint filed by Herwin M. Tan, paralegal officer of Toril Community Cooperative (TCC).
Tan, in his affidavit, said TCC granted a loan to the respondent worth P1 million on July 19, 2012.
But two months after TCC granted the loan, the respondent issued an Eastwest Bank check worth P94,560 with check number 0002790 dated September 19, 2012 as partial payment for the loan. The accounting department of TCC tried to encash the check but to no avail as the account had been closed.
The accused issued another Eastwest Bank check of the same amount with check number 0002791 on Oct. 19 then followed it up with two other checks with the same bank and amount on Nov. 19 and Dec. 19 of the same year. But all of the checks were still not encashed for the same reason.
Tan then wrote a demand letter to the respondent on February 24 and was received by the latter after three days.
In the letter, TCC demanded the respondent to pay the total amount of all the bounced checks plus 25 percent of the total amount intended to cover the legal fees.
But the respondent refused to pay the said amount, thus, the complainant filed charges against her.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 02, 2013.