2 men arrested on bank check scam PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:20

Two persons were arrested after they tried to encash a stolen check in a local bank along Veterans Avenue last Tuesday.

Nabbed were Reynaldo Almonte, a driver of a fishing firm and Rodel Ramirez of Pamucutan.

Police also recovered from their possession a P200,000 check for encashment.

A police report disclosed that a businesswoman who owns the check received a phone call from the bank seeking her approval to release the P200,000 to Almonte who signed the check.

The businesswoman, whose identity has been withheld,  said she was terrified when the bank told her about the check. She immediately advised the bank not to release cash from her account as she did not issue any check to anybody in the amount of P200,000.

Then the businesswoman rushed to the bank and sought the assistance from the police that resulted in the arrest of Almonte and Ramirez who were still in the bank.

During investigation, the businesswoman said she never issued check to Almonte.

Almonte, on the other hand, told the police that it was Ramirez who gave him the check and asked him to encash it.

Ramirez said that a certain Dexter Medalle,  a co-employee of Almonte, gave him the check.

However both Almonte and Ramirez could not explain how come they have to encash the check and yet none of them were known to the businesswoman

Almonte and Ramirez were detained at the police station pending the filing of charges against them. — Dan Toribio Jr.