• Swindler posing as bank staff falls


    Police have arrested a swindler who posed as a CITI Bank employee after trying to dupe a construction firm owner in Quezon City. Senior Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, Quezon City Police District director, identified the suspect as Honorato Tamba Jr., alias Frederick Santillan, 41, of No. 21, Park Line Extension, Barangay Sangandaan, Quezon City. Tamba was arrested after withdrawing cash from the credit card of Eric Illescas, owner of Aspen Construction Devt., whose Visa card he took after convincing him to have it upgraded. Eleazar said Tamba admitted to have assumed other names for fraudulent activities. Found in his possession were other old credit cards of different names. Charges for violation of Republic Act 8484 (Access Devices Act of 1998), usurpation of authority, concealing true name and falsification of public documents were referred for inquest before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office.

    Jing Villamente


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