AN ALLEGED scammer, who has duped several individuals through her fraud lending company and carted away millions of pesos, was arrested on Wednesday evening by authorities upon arriving in the city from Manila.
Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum said yesterday that at about 4 p.m. on January 17, a team composed of SPO4 Reynaldo Gustilo, PO3 Michael Evans Pastor, and PO2 Meriam Importante of the Investigation and Detective Management Branch (IMDB) Office under the supervision of Chief IDMB Oliver S. Navales conducted an entrapment operation.
They targeted a certain Maria Elma Grace Castillo Corona, 26, single, and a resident of Panabo City for Swindling.
The operation was conducted together with Anti-Scam Unit of Davao City at McDonalds Fastfood Chain located beside Jose Maria College, Buhangin, Davao City and resulted to her arrest.
Corona was engaged in a fraudulent investment scam business victimizing a number of persons and amassing millions of pesos.
Likewise, operatives also recovered in her possession is the Entrapment Boodle Money amounting to P1 million, which was seized by the arresting officer after the consummation of the transaction and the arrest.
The suspect and seized item are now under the custody of IDMB Office for proper disposition and filing of appropriate charges.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on January 19, 2018.
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