DUMAGUETE CITY- Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested 12 men in an entrapment operation in Barangay Calindagan here Tuesday night for alleged credit card fraud.
NBI agents said they received a complaint from a local restaurant that a group of men had used a counterfeit credit card in a transaction. The name on the card was also on a list that Negros Oriental banks released naming individuals involved in fraud.
The suspects were identified as John Clyde Angeles, Ramon Rodriguez, Jonathan Adajar, Joseph Nombre, Alpha Christian Villanueva, Erickson Raymundo, Albert Marasigan, Ray Lester Lizardo, Edward Mijares, Niño Pinidi, Christopher Fernandez and Bernardo Saragina. The group is said to be from Manila.
Mijares, one of the suspects, admitted to the crime saying he did it because he wanted to have money.
Recovered from them were several credit cards and identification cards that are believed to be counterfeit. The NBI believes the group is part of a larger syndicate.
The suspects will face charges for violating Republic Act 8484 or the Access Device Regulations Act.