British internet scam suspect falls in Cebu

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 06 2018 04:33 PM

MANILA - A British national who is wanted for large-scale internet fraud and money laundering will be deported to the United Kingdom following his arrest in Cebu City, authorities said Wednesday.

Calvin Jason Ainsworth, 24, was apprehended in his home after the British government sought Manila's help, Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement.

The British national's brother, Jared William, who fled with him to the Philippines in September 2015, is still at large, Morente said.

Ainsworth was convicted in 2012 for selling "non-existent goods via Facebook and E-bay," the BI said, adding the duo had duped 400,000 pounds (P28.1 million) from their victims.