Criminal Investigation and Detection Group continue to intensify its campaign against investment scams.
Six years after, JAYNIEL TUWANG BERNARDO, 31 and a resident of Baguio City was arrested on the afternoon of September 19, 2022, at Poblacion, La Trinidad, Benguet.
CIDG Benguet PFU agents detained the aforementioned suspect in accordance with an arrest warrant for the crime of Estafa that was issued by Hon. Jennifer P. Humiding, Presiding Judge, RTC, FJR, Branch 63, La Trinidad Benguet on August 23, 2016, docketed under Criminal Case No. 16-CR-11407, with NO BAIL recommended.
The offense was perpetrated in July 2015 when the accused and his accomplices defrauded 14 complainants into thinking they were investing in a legitimate company. Bernardo was able to obtain a total of Php1,304,100.00 from the complainants, whom he neglected to pay the agreed-upon interests or reimburse the complainants for their investment.
The arrested person is now under the custody of CIDG Benguet PFU for documentation prior to their return to the issuing court.
On the other hand, PBGen Ronald O Lee, CIDG Director, unceasingly reminds the public not to fall into promises of quick money or guaranteed returns, always check the legitimacy of the company you are investing with in order to avoid regrets in the long run.