Man faces estafa, falsification raps-A A +A
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
CHARGES were filed before the Municipal Trial Court in Cities against a man who falsified private documents to gain access to his employer's merchandise last year.
Facing five counts for violation of Article 172 (Falsification by private individual and use of falsified documents) of the Revised Penal Code is Ramon Elizan Jr., sales representative of PPC Asia, Corp.
Prosecutor Panfilo Junior Lovitos found probable cause to charge Elizan based on the complaint filed by Eric Cadorna, officer-in-charge of PPC Asia Corp.
Cadorna, in his affidavit, said the respondent requested for the approval of five delivery receipts for various merchandises worth P117,448.48 to be delivered to their client Cougar Industrial Sales.
The complainant approved all the requests since Cougar Industrial Sales is one of their trusted clients.
The first request was made on March 24, 2012 for the delivery of equipments worth P9,625, followed by another delivery request of items worth P30,111.98 from the same client dated April 11.
The accused submitted another request from the same client on May 4 for the release of items worth P30,111.94. Finally, on June 9, the respondent made two separate requests for the delivery of merchandises worth P27,862.56 and P19,736.16.
When Cadrona demanded for the payment of the items from the said client in July of the same year, the latter refused to pay since they claimed that no delivery was made to them.
The company also supplied an audit report showing that they did not receive any delivery from PPC Asia Corp. on the aforementioned dates.
The complainant then issued a memorandum to the respondent, telling the latter to explain the irregularities of the said deliveries. Elizan responded on the same day and admitted to have delivered the items to unauthorized employees of Cougar Industrial Sales.
The respondent vowed to pay the incurred losses through his sales commission. Elizan, however, did not remit the sales of the deliveries based on the audit report conducted by PPC Asia Corp. in August of the same year. Thus, he had no sales commission to pay for the said losses.
Prosecutor Lovitos, meanwhile, cited in his two-page resolution that he also found probable cause to charge Elizan for estafa as stated in Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code.
Hence, he advised the complainant to file five counts of estafa against Elizan as well. (RSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 10, 2013.