By Dave Albarado
TAGBILARAN CITY – A father and son tandem was arrested on Tuesday in Cebu City for syndicated estafa after they were tagged in a P10 million Ponzi scheme and victimized several Bohol-based investors.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday said its agents arrested Marcelino Ramojal, 51, owner of the Tagbilaran-based I-SURE, and his son Tishiri, 28.
NBI Bohol chief Renan Oliva said that the two allegedly set up another scheme in Cebu this time under the business name of Maximum Care Solutions.
At least 20 victims from Tagbilaran filed a case against the suspects.
The NBI is still tracking down Marcelino’s wife Flordefe and another son, Cliff.
Flordefe and Cliff are allegedly involved in the Ponzi scheme operation and included in the case filed before the Regional Trial Court branch 1 in Tagbilaran City.
Oliva said the arrested suspects’ operations started in October 2015 but stopped releasing payouts in July 2016.
Royeras revealed that I-SURE officials alleged that payout was not possible due to a system hacking incident.
With the two suspects in NBI custody, Oliva said the court released a commitment order for the two to be detained in the jail facilities in Barangay Cabawan in Tagbilaran.