San Pedro Police arrests three people involving bank fraud

Published August 11, 2022, 12:29 PM

by Jonathan Castillo

The San Pedro Police have arrested three people, including two foreign nationals involved in an alleged bank fraud.

The suspect attempted to withdraw P400,000 from a bank in San Pedro. As this was an inter-branch withdrawal, San Pedro had to coordinate with their branch in Carmona. However, prior to this transaction, the Carmona branch had received information from their BGC branch that the remittance was hacked and possibly a fraud. With this information, the San Pedro branch alerted the San Pedro Police.

PLTCOL Victor Ben Isidore Aclan, OIC. 

The San Pedro Police and a team from PIU Cavite PPO, responded and made the arrest, led by PLTCOL Victor Ben Isidore Aclan, OIC. 

“The success of this operation against these foreign nationals involved in this bank fraud scheme was made possible through the vigilance of our bank employees who immediately reported the suspected transaction,” said PLTCOL Victor Ben Isidore Aclan, OIC San Pedro CPS. “We encourage the public to be vigilant and careful in engaging with suspicious online transactions. Ensure that your online transactions are safe and verify and validate all information most especially when dealing business or financial transactions online.”

On a follow-up operation, San Pedro Police and PIU Cavite PPO, arrested two foreign nationals at a Petron station in San Pedro and at Robinsons Galleria South, along with the recovery of cash amounting to P1,400,000, which was withdrawn earlier by the suspects.

The three suspects are now under the custody of San Pedro City Police Station as criminal charges will be filed against them.