Scammer steals P6-M from over 20 investors

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Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation-National Capital Region (NBI-NCR) on Saturday arrested a scammer who able to defraud over P6 million from more than 20 investors using their credit cards.

According to John Consulta’s report on “24 Oras Weekend,” authorities arrested 26-year-old Maria Shenna Villalobos in Cavite.

“Hinihiram niya ang credit card ng mga victims. ‘Yun ang ginagamit niya para mag-purchase ng mga cellphones. At pinapangakuan itong mga credit card holders na kikita sila. Kasi kapag credit card ang hawak mo, wala kang cash out,” Atty. Manny Eduarte, NBI AOCTD chief, said.

The suspect was able to take P6 million from one of the victims.

“Meron din siyang naloko dito sa area ng Taguig. Ang mga victims naman dito, ‘yung mga worker ng ating call center. Marami siyang napapaniwala din kasi ang boyfriend nito police officer,” Eduarte said.

“We are now investigating the possibility of involvement ng kaniyang boyfriend na police officer,” he added.

The suspect is facing charges of large-scale estafa. — Joahna Lei Casilao/DVM, GMA News

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