Suspected bitcoin scammer arrested in Parañaque
MANILA, Philippines — Police arrested in Parañaque a man who was wanted in Pasay for his alleged bitcoin scams on Tuesday afternoon.
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) identified the suspect as Malvin Kistiakowsky Chaneco Tianchon, 29, a resident of Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.
The suspect was arrested by members of the Pasay City Police Station, the Parañaque City Police Station, and the Southern Police District Intelligence Division on Meralco Avenue after a month-long surveillance.
Tianchon has an arrest warrant for estafa in relation to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 issued by Pasay City Regional Trial Court Branch 117.
NCRPO chief Major Gen. Debold Sinas said Tianchon was detained at the Pasay City Police Station pending orders from Pasay court.
“For the victims of Tianchon who have yet to file a case, please do so,” Sinas said. “With the help of the Anti-Cybercrime Group at Camp Crame, we will further investigate the bitcoin anomalies allegedly committed. Rest assured that NCRPO will remain consistent in apprehending criminals.”
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