Minor, 8 others arrested for selling fake rapid test results, government documents

Eight individuals and one minor were arrested after they were caught making and selling fake government and health documents, including rapid test results in Sta. Cruz, Manila Monday afternoon.

Police identified the suspects as Rommel Gonzales, 38; Randrex Gonzales, 34; Richelle Gonzales, 38; Elizabeth Raposas, 41; Mary Jean Guban, 30; Rose Marie Saludo, 32; Maricar Pabello, 33; Deobert Sas, 20; and a 17-year-old boy – all residents of Manila.

Elements of the Sta. Cruz Police Station nabbed the suspects in Barangay 466, Zone 46 in Manila at around 4 p.m.

According to investigation, the police received a tip about a group allegedly creating and selling fake government and health documents.

A poseur customer made a deal with the suspects to create a fake travel pass for P500. The suspects were arrested after the police received the fake documents.

Several sets of computers and printers, assorted fake documents, and the P500 marked money were confiscated from them.

The suspects, who are now under police custody, will be facing charges for violation of Article 172, or falsification by private individual and use of falsified document, and Article 174, or fake medical certificate, of the Revised Penal Code.