Fake military officer arrested in Zamboanga

A MAN impersonating as a military officer with the rank of a captain was arrested and detained for alleged extortion in Zamboanga City, the police reported Tuesday.

Arrested was Raymond Candido Julian, who introduced himself as the commanding officer of the Army’s Light Reaction Company (LRC) and a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 2006.

The police said Julian was arrested and turned over to the Police Station 8 around 11 a.m. Monday by Technical Sergeant Ariel Caburubias after it was discovered the suspect is an impersonator.

Julian’s identity was uncovered after he “acted discourteously to a senior officer” when the true LRC commanding officer, a PMA Class 2002 member, confronted him.

It was discovered that Julian doesn’t belong to any military branch of service when validation was conducted, the police said.

It was further discovered that the suspect have extorted P1,000 from a militia applicant in consideration for faster processing of documents.
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