Woman who flushed stolen P80k down toilet arrested in Manila

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 04:30 PM May 07, 2019
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Arcelie Dela Cruz, 37, of Isabela City. PHOTO from MPD

MANILA, Philippines — Police arrested a woman after she was caught flushing stolen cash worth P80,000 down a toilet in a condominium in Manila.

In a report, Manila Police District’s Crime and Investigation Detection Unit (CIDU) arrested Arcelie Dela Cruz, 37, of Isabela City on Sunday at around 1:30 p.m.


Dela Cruz’s arrest came after victim Michael Ti reported to police that he lost his money placed inside the pocket of his denim pants which he hung on his bedroom door in his condominium unit in Binondo, Manila.

When Ti asked his househelpers about his money, he saw Dela Cruz was acting strangely and rushed to their comfort room.


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Cash retrieved from the toilet after Dela Cruz attempted to flush it down. PHOTO from MPD

Ti then witnessed that the suspect flushed down the money down the toilet bowl which led him to report Dela Cruz to the staff.

Dela Cruz was brought to Crimes Against Property Investigation Section-CIDU for proper disposition and filing of appropriate charges. /je

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