A police officer assigned at Manila Police bomb squad and his girlfriend were charged with estafa for failure to settle their P99,342.60 hotel bills.
PO3 Giles Macoy Imperial, 44, and his Swedish girlfriend Ma. Theresa Wtchanee de Jager, 44, spent five days at the Manila Hotel from January 21 to 26. They could not pay the bill when the hotel management demanded payment on January 26, a few hours after they were expected to check out.
Jager, investigators said, introduced herself as a diplomat representing China.
Formal charges of estafa were filed yesterday at the Manila prosecutor’s office. Meanwhile, they were detained at the Manila Police District headquarters’ jail.