Entrapment OperationFor Syndicated Estafa against SAMANA Inc., Dasmarinas, Cavite
On 26 January 2012, our Cavite District Office (CAVIDO) operatives conducted an entrapment operation on SAMANA Inc. (Samahan ng mga Naninirahan sa Cityhomes Subdivision, Dasmarinas City, Cavite) with office address at Brgy. Sampaloc 4, Dasmarinas City and caught en flagrante delicto for Violation of Art. 315 of the Revised Penal Code, as amended by PD 1689 (Syndicated Estafa) were Subjects MARIO CASTILLO y PAMATIAN, EMELY ATIENZA y OJEDA, BIENVENIDO HINAMPAS y SALIDO, CARLOS MARCAIDA y SADAYAN, MIMINDA SAHAGUN and ROSALINDA MARCAIDA.
This morning, 27 January 2012, above-named Subjects were brought to the Office of the City Prosecutor, Dasmarinas City for inquest proceedings. No bail was recommended by the Office of the City Prosecutor.
The entrapment operation stemmed from the complaint received by CAVIDO on 17 January 2012 from CESAR SORIANO, et.al., residents of Brgy. Sampaloc IV, Dasmarinas City against the officials of SAMANA (Samahan ng mga Naninirahan sa Cityhomes Subdivision).
According to Complainants, Subjects represented to them that they have the capacity, influence, and authority to sell properties (house and lot) for Php120,000.00 for 80 sqm and Php60,000.00 for 56 sqm raw house inside the Cityhomes Subdivision. Subjects promised them that upon full payment of the processing fee, they would be issued Certificates of Land Ownership (CLO). They were assured that once a CLO is issued the same would serve as proof that they would become the owner of the house and lot they purchased from the SAMANA Inc. .
Due to Subjects representation and assurances, Complainants were convinced to hand their money to SAMANA, Inc. However, despite full payment of the required dues/fees, Subjects failed and refused to issue and award to them their promised Certificates of Land Ownership.
In the entrapment operation, Subjects MARIO CASTILLO y PAMATIAN, EMELY ATIENZA y OJEDA, BIENVENIDO HINAMPAS y SALIDO, CARLOS MARCAIDA y SADAYAN were caught negotiating/facilitating the payment/collection of membership fees and monthly dues while MIMINDA SAHAGUN and ROSALINDA MARCAIDA were caught receiving the marked money from Complainant CESAR SORIANO.
Ultraviolet light examination conducted by RESURECCION RAMOS – BAJADO, NBI Forensic Chemist, on the dorsal and palmer aspects on the left and right hands of Subjects MIMINDA SAHAGUN and ROSALINDA C. MARCAIDA showed positive result for the presence of yellow orange fluorescent smudges. Same examination conducted on the money bills showed positive results.
Various pertinent documents were seized from the SAMANA office.
The operation was conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner and was covered by GMA7 Imbestigador.