Firm cashier nabbed in entrapment operation:For accepting electric bill payments without authority from Zamcelco PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 September 2013 13:36

A female cashier of a private firm was arrested in an entrapment operation for accepting Zamcelco payments without authorization from the electric cooperative.

The entrapment operation was carried out in Barangay Mercedes last Friday afternoon.

Nabbed was Sharon Rose Toral y Rivamonte, 45, a resident of Socorro St., Mercedes.

A police report disclosed that Reynaldo Obillo y Osio, administrative officer of the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative had filed a complaint with the Culianan Police Station last Thursday stating that a private company named EZPAY4LIFE Inc. located along Socorro St. in Mercedes was accepting Zamcelco payments without authorization and agreement with the cooperative.

Acting on the complaint, policemen came up with the entrapment operation.

Policemen used P200 bills and registered it with the Department of Justice as marked money.

On Friday  around 3 p.m., plaincloth policemen went to Mercedes and one of them  pretended as electric consumer paying P200 electric bill at EZPAY4LIFE .

The payment was accepted by Toral who was the cashier at that time.

After the payment, other policemen rushed into the establishment and arrested Toral.

Police recovered 10 pieces official receipts of Zamcelco, a mayor’s permit plate under the name of Edgar Dela Cruz, a certificate of incorporation, one booklet of EZPAY4LIFE and tarpaulin.

The case is being discussed by the Zamcelco board for any legal action while Toral and the management were placed under investigation. – Dan Toribio Jr.