Kris Aquino files case vs ex-project manager
Queen of all media Kris Aquino has filed criminal complaints against her former business partner for allegedly using funds from her production company, Kristina C. Aquino Productions (KCAP), for personal use.
The complaint for qualified theft as well as violation of Republic Act 8484, otherwise known as The Access Devices Regulation Act (RA 8484), was filed against Nicardo M. Falcis II, her project manager since 2016.
The separate complaints for the same offenses were filed before the Office of the City Prosecutors in Mandaluyong, Pasig, Makati, Quezon City, and Manila.
Aquino, sister of former President Benigno Aquino III, alleged that her project manager took advantage of his position of trust and confidence when he used for his personal expenditures the credit card with a credit limit of up to P2 million she issued to him for the purpose of facilitating payment of suppliers and other obligations necessary for the operations of KCAP.
The card, according to Aquino, was supposed to be used solely for KCAP-related expenses, such as payments for advertisements of brand partners posted on her social media accounts.
“In all, respondent had charged P1,270,980.31 to the KCAP Card for personal expenses without my consent. Prior to my discovery of these expenses and demand for their payment, respondent neither informed me about them nor undertook or made arrangements to settle them,” Aquino said in the complaint.
She said Falcis tried to return the money but such act would not belie the fact that “there was a crime committed through serious breach of her trust.”
“Monetary recompensate alone could not make [it] right,” she said.
Aquino’s camp claimed that Falcis already left the country.
INQUIRER.net tried to get the side of Falcis but has not replied as of posting time. /ee
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