BI catches Taiwanese woman wanted for forgery

Published January 17, 2022, 12:37 PM

by Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested a Taiwanese woman wanted by authorities in Taipei for forgery.

In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, the BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU) said 61-year-old Peng Hui Ying was arrested last Jan. 12 in a condominium unit along Araneta Avenue in Quezon City.

BI-FSU chief Rendel Ryan Sy said she was arrested based on the request of Taiwanese authorities. Peng was issued in 2017 by a district court in Hsinchu, Taiwan where she was charged for forgery.

Information obtained from Taiwan law enforcement agencies revealed that Peng reportedly forged a financial instrument to defraud a compatriot of 380,000 new Taiwan dollars or almost US$14,000.

Investigation also revealed that the Taiwanese is already an overstaying alien as records showed that she last arrived in the country more than five years ago as a tourist.

Peng will be placed in detention at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending issuance of an order for her deportation by the bureau’s board of commissioners.