Man arrested for defrauding telecom firm Print
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 14:30

By Ely Dumaboc

A man, who allegedly defrauded a telecommunications company,  was arrested by police during an entrapment operation last Monday.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 Information Officer, identified the suspect as Romeo Olarte y Apolinario, the former employee of a janitorial contracting services of a major telecommunications company.

Olarte reportedly defrauded the company by preparing falsified Daily Time Records (DTR) using names of the telecom firm employees in Zamboanga City.

The falsified documents were then sent to the firm’s Manila office for payment of salaries.

The main office reportedly sent cash since the manager’s signature was written on the falsified time records.

Olarte had been committing the alleged offense since 2016 until he got caught during the entrapment operation launched by operatives of the 904th Maneuver Company of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 9 and the Zamboanga City Police Office Station 11 Investigation Section.

The suspect was brought to Zamboanga City Police Station.  (Ely Dumaboc)