OPERATIVES from the Manila Police District-Station 3 arrested two members of a syndicate called “assume-tangay” after they duped five persons, including a policeman, at a casino Saturday in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
Supt. Caesar Domingo, station commander, said charges of car theft and large-scale estafa were filed at the Manila Prosecutor’s Office against suspects Mark Krismon Gian Rusit, 22, of No. 1209 Amaia Skies Subdivision, Avenida St., Sta. Cruz, Manila, and Christopher Orosco, 38, of 2nd Avenue, Guadalajara St., Caloocan City.
They were arrested by the police at the Winford Hotel Casino at around 6:40 p.m. after police received information that they frequent that place.
The arrest was made on the complaint of victims PO1 Jeremy Teruel, 24, of Caloocan City; John Medalla, 43, a seaman, of 29 Hill Crest St., Cubao, QC; Henry Tojon, 51, a businessman, of B19L7 Phase 2 Ext., Mabuhay, Paliparan 3, Dasmarinas, Cavite; Emmanuel Cris Sorra, 31, an IT admin officer, of 177 Daang Bakal St. Ampid 1, San Mateo, Rizal; and Wilfredo Billon, 59, a company driver, of 295 Riverside, Biliran, Binangonan, Rizal.
The victims said they met the suspects through Facebook and bought vehicles under the scheme of “assume balance”.
Medalla said he realized he had been duped when the bank called him up and told him to pay the monthly installment of the vehicle he had bought.
He said he transacted with the suspects on August 14 and had never seen the vehicle. He suspected that the vehicle had been resold to another buyer.
Other victims including Terue claimed they just transacted with the suspects recently.
The MPD-Station 3 is calling on other victims of the suspects to come forward and file charges.