Pregnant woman with fake P26,000 nabbed PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 14:29

A three-month pregnant was arrested yesterday by policemen under Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo at the Sta. Cruz Barter Trade after she bought items using fake peso bills amounting to  P26,000.

De Ocampo identified the suspect as Febie Lagudas, 22, married, a native of Parañaque City and residing in Ayala, this city.

Initial investigation disclosed that Lagudas went to a stall at the Sta. Cruz Barter Trade and purchased assorted items worth P26,000.
Police said Lagudas paid the said amount to the store owner.

However, the store owner’s son  immediately noticed that the P26,000 in P50 denomination were fake. It was reported to the policemen detailed in the area that resulted in the arrest of Lagudas.

At the central police station, Lagudas claimed she was not aware that the 50-peso bills in bundles she paid were fake.

She claimed that yesterday morning, before going to the barter trade, she sold a laptop and an i-pod to a certain Omar, a habal-habal barker, who paid her the fake 50-bills (P26,000).

Lagudas told the police that she and her foreigner husband are running a small sari-sari store in Ayala that sells assorted commodities.

Lagudas was detained at the police station and appropriate charges were readied against her by policemen led by Sr. Insp. Arlan Delumpines, chief of the Investigation Section. – Dan Toribio Jr.