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2 fake money syndicate members arrested

  • Written by Edd Reyes with Meg Brian Lopez & Jason Serato
  • Published in Metro
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TWO members of a syndicate involved in production of fake money were arrested by police after they
tried to pay a fish vendor with fake P1,000 bill yesterday morning in Navotas City.

Patrolling operatives of Navotas Police Community Precinct (PCP) 2 arrested Erlinda Lumida,
60, of Makanene, Caloocan City, and Sharon Ancheta, 45, of 6B Baritan St., Malabon City, after fish
vendor Evangelyn Orog, 48, sought their assistance when she discovered that the P1,000 bill handed
to her by the suspects as payment for a boneless bangus worth P95 was fake.
    
Navotas police chief Senior Supt. Brent Milan Madjaco said the suspects also yielded 58,000
pieces of fake P1,000 bill when PO1 Venelyn Manero conducted a body search.
    
During the commotion, four more vendors of San Roque Public Market, identified as Edelyn
Andrino, 38, Marilou Guillermo, 48, Leroy Salvador, 59, and Eduardo Billones, 44, positively
identified the two as the ones who paid them bogus P1,000 bill last Sunday.
    
Madjaco directed his men to conduct an in-depth investigation to identify the suspects’
cohorts.
    
Charges of illegal possession and use of false treasury or bank notes will be filed against
the suspects.