4 female ‘real estate brokers’ arrested on estafa complaint PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 May 2012 13:49

Operatives of the City Police Office’s Investigation Section arrested four alleged fake female real estate brokers during an  entrapment operation in Sta. Maria in connection with an estafa complaint last Thursday.

The suspects were identified as Rowena Abdua, Grace Tan, Armelyn Lee and Helen Sanz. They were nabbed in a restaurant in Sta. Maria.
Abdua has five pending cases of theft and estafa.

A police report disclosed that a woman along with her parents, who requested anonymity, had earlier appeared at the central police station and filed a complaint against the four women who allegedly sold their house and lot.

Investigation showed that the complainants had entrusted their house and lot to the four women who were purportedly performing as real estate brokers.
The complainants asked the help of the four women to pawn their house and lot at P200,000.

However, without their knowledge,  the suspects sold it at higher price and informed them  that their house and lot was sold.

Later on, the complainants learned that their house and lot was already owned by another person but they have still pending transaction with the four women.

At this point, the complainants went to the police station and planned for an entrapment operation that resulted in the arrest of the four suspects.

Recovered from the suspects’ possession were several photo copies of land titles with different owners and fake identification cards.

Police found out that the suspects were transacting business using fake credentials.  — Dan Toribio Jr.