7 Syndicate Members Arrested for Allegedly Forging Money, Bank Notes in Isabela

Police arrested seven (7) members of a syndicate who allegedly forging money and bank notes in Isabela during an entrapment operation.

Police disbanded a syndicate that forged money and bank notes in Isabela after the leader and seven members were caught in an entrapment operation. The report identified the group’s leader as Minerva Roan, 53, a resident of Baranga San Pedro in Angono, Rizal.

Syndicate Forging Money

He was arrested along with seven members of the syndicate in Barangay 3 in Tumauini, Isabela. The seven members of the syndicate were identified as Fe Borromeo, 67, a resident of Santo Nino, San Mateo, Rizal; Michelle Quitalib, 63, widow and resident of District 3, Cauayan City.

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Pilar Castillejo, 64, and resident of Nungnungan, Cauayan City; Monette Baronia, 41, resident of District 3, Cauayan City; Rowena De Guzman, 53, resident of Quirino, Maria Aurora, Aurora; Aji Marquez, 25, resident of Sinimbaan, Roxas, Isabela and Jay Mark Bredico, resident of Masaya Sur, San Agustin, Isabela.

In an interview by Bombo Radyo with PLTCOL Andree Abella, spokesperson of PNP Region 2, the syndicate’s modus operandi are to sell counterfeit US dollars and foreign dollar bank notes.

Aside from the foreign money, they also sold old Philippine Currency and bank statement certificates imported from other countries. The group allegedly operates in NCR, Region 4A, and RO2.

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