5 caught for operating investment scheme

The five suspects arrested by the NBI-Capiz for allegedly operating an illegal investment scheme. (Photos courtesy of NBI-Capiz).

By Felipe V. Celino

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Five out of 8 persons who operated an alleged illegal investment scheme or “Double Your Money Investment Scheme” were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Capiz Provincial Office in an entrapment operation  in Pres. Roxas, Capiz Friday afternoon, Dec. 2.

The five suspects were:

-Clarissa Mahipos Dela Cruz, 25, of Corner Apple 1 Valley Golf Rd., Brgy. San Juan, Cainta, Rizal;

-Cherry Del Rosario Cartujano, 38, of Brgy. Balijuagan, Roxas City;

-Jennelyn Villaruz Sayson, 29, of Ganzon St., Poblacion Sur, Balasan, Iloilo;

-Neil Adrian Divinagracia Doqueza, 30, of Zone 2, Santo Niño Norte, Iloilo City; and

-Ludy Silvestre Dolor, 27, of Burgos Ilaya St., Roxas City, Capiz.

The entrapment operation was conducted following a complaint from a resident of Batad, Iloilo who invested some P200,000 in the scheme.

The investment scheme has been operating for about one month already and had accumulated an investment amount of about P2 million from its clients.

The NBI Capiz also based their operation on the Letter Request and Intelligence Report from NBI Agent John B. Katipunan through AIC-CAPDO (Capiz District Office) regarding on the alleged swindling and large scale estafa activities of the suspects in violation of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Law, and Republic Act No. 11494 (The Bayanihan To Recover As One Act).

According on the Letter Request that reached the NBI, a certain Miguel Peñalosa, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Global Wealthness Creative Partnership, together with a certain “Doc Galvez” of Asian Finance Trading, and one alias Charry/Cherry/Sara, put up an investment scheme.

Upon investigation by NBI Capiz, it was established that the three persons were operating illegally and promised clients that their investment will double after a certain period.

The investment scheme was patterned after the multi-million peso investment scheme of Chiyuto Creative Wealth Document Facilitation Services owned by Patrocenio Chiyuto Jr. or ‘Don Chiyuto.

The five arrested suspects refused to comment.