Cops who refuse multi-million bribe from foreign national ATM skimming suspects commended by city officials

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  • Honest cops in San Fernando City in Pampanga were commended by city officials
  • The police officers refused to accept P2.5 million bribe from foreign nationals who are ATM skimmers
  • The suspects are charged with charged with violation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998

Police officers in San Fernando City in Pampanga were commended by city officials for their honesty and integrity.

As per an Inquirer story, on Monday, August 7, San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago, Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin and city councilors awarded certificates of recognition to Supt. Roland Agohob, city police chief; Chief Insp. Phillip John Pineda, who heads the police’s Compact 3 station, and thirty other cops for refusing to accept P2.5 million bribe from three foreign national suspects.

Romanian national Petro Uveges, Nicaraguan Radu Minodor Sandor and Italian Marcu Bogdan were caught withdrawing money from an automated teller machine of BPI Family Savings bank along MacArthur Highway in Barangay San Agustin in San Fernando City around 10:30 p.m. on July 24.

Seized from the suspects were skimming devices, several cloned ATM cards and cash amounting to P339, 362.00.

Supt. Agohob said Uveges offered them P2.5 million as bribe in exchange for letting them go, but they immediately refused the offer.

The suspects are currently detained at the city jail. They are charged with violation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998.

 

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