Fake NBI agent arrested in Quezon City
A businessman who misrepresented himself as an agent of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was arrested by police in Quezon City on Wednesday.
Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel, Quezon City Police director identified the suspect as Rafael Santos Camitan, 45, a resident of Caloocan City.
A police report said Camitan, who wore a T-shirt marked with an NBI logo, introduced himself as an agent to the vice president of the Ciudad Verde Subdivision in Barangay Fairview when he was looking for a vehicle allegedly used in a crime. The report did not identify the subdivision vice president.
The subdivision official then accompanied the suspect to the owner of the vehicle, Marlan Santos-Delizo.
But Camitan could not present any identification card when Delizo’s brother, Renilo Santos, asked for it. This prompted Santos to call the police.
The suspect was brought to Police Station 5 of Quezon City for investigation while the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) is coordinating with the NBI to check if Camitan is connected with the agency.
Camitan will be charged with usurpation of authority and illegal use of uniform and insignia, police said. /muf
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