An 18-year-old girl identified as Chase Jasmine Santos was nabbed after victimizing mostly minors by enticing them to buy clothes through her group page under the name “BT’S Wardrobe”.
She created a group page to look like a legitimate online clothing store selling items at a huge discount compared to other stores. However, the items ordered never arrived after receiving a huge amount of money from the victims. Prices are so low that it lured thousands of followers to her page.
Acting on the complaint by one of the victims, an entrapment operation was conducted by operatives of CIDG Cavite together with Cavite PMFC, on the evening of November 6, 2021, in front of a fast food chain in Brgy. Zapote 1, Bacoor City, Cavite. One (1) piece Five Hundred peso (PhP500.00) bill, boodle money and one (1) unit cellular phone were confiscated from the suspect's possession.
Santos averred that she started her business when she was 16 years old and has smuggled more or less PhP8 Million from her victims.
One of the victims divulged that the amount of PhP600,000.00 she paid to the suspect was from other resellers who invested their money to the former, but no items were received. She has already deactivated her Facebook account after issues came out that she was the real scammer.
The suspect is presently detained at the CIDG Cavite PFU and charges will be filed for violation of Art. 315 of the Revised Penal Code in relation to RA 10951 and RA 10175.
CIDG Director PMGEN Albert Ignatius D Ferro warned “Ang pagiging praktikal ay di po masama lalo na sa pagtangkilik ng mga murang produkto na binebenta online, pero wag po nating kakalimutan na marami na din ang nananamantala sa platform na ito. Sa lahat po ng naging biktima ni Santos, ang aming panwagan na huwag kayong mag-atubili na makipagugnayan sa tanggapan ng CIDG o sa police station na malapit sa inyong lugar.”