LIPA City, Batangas
-- Police the other day reported that a slippers store owner inside the SM Mall in Bgy. Maraouy, here, filed a complaint against its three employees for failure to remit sales.
City police station chief Supt. Meliton A. Salvadora identified the company as Compagnie De Catalina Corporation, represented by Yvonne Avenido Gragasin, 38, general manager, located at 2nd Floor BNDT Building, Block 2, Lot 7, One Asia Business Center, San Antonio, Biñan City, Laguna.
The suspects, who are being hunted by police, were identified as Arlyn Quinto Manalo, single, of Bgy. Masipit; Vivian Perez Dimailig, 39, married, native of Bgy. Gulod, both of Calapan City, and resident of Block 12, Lot 12, Phase 3, Sto. Niño, Villa de Lipa, Bgy. Sabang, Lipa City; and Rose D. Matulin, 24, single, of Talaga East, Mabini, Batangas.
Around 1 p.m., Gragasin, together with some employees of the business firm, appeared before the Lipa City Police Station and lodged a complaint against the suspects.
She told investigators SPO1s Ronilo Canaman Balita, June Olave Gonzales, and Luis Quizon de Luna Jr. that the suspects were employees of All Flip-Flops Slippers (Havaianas) Store located at SM Mall, Bgy. Maraouy, Lipa City.
According to her, upon validation and audit conducted by the company, the suspects failed to deposit the sales of the store for 17 times covering the dates from December 30, 2016, February 1, 2017, Feb. 14, March 19, April 2, May 18, June 7, June 12, June 12, 2017, June 29, July 5, 2017, July 6, July 18, Aug. 6, Aug. 27, Sept. 3, and Oct. 8, all this year, a total amount of P856,732.25.
The suspects were entrusted to deposit the sales of the store twice daily in the bank but failed to do so in the mentioned dates and the company presumed that the suspects conspired in stealing the sales, police said.
Investigators learned that when the suspects were instructed by the company to explain in writing, Manalo admitted the allegation in her written affidavit.