outbrain
Close  

Man held for passing fake money in Laguna

/ 02:22 PM May 21, 2013

[wpgmappity id=”1141″]

CAMP PACIANO RIZAL, Laguna, Philippines—Police arrested a digital artist in Pagsanjan, Laguna, for selling counterfeit peso and dollar bills.

ADVERTISEMENT

Arnold Ramos, 32, was arrested in his home in Barangay  Uno around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in a police entrapment operation.

Senior Superintendent Pascual Munoz, Laguna police director, said in a text message that a policeman posing as a buyer alerted the authorities when Ramos sold him 20 pieces of fake P500 bills for P50 each.

FEATURED STORIES

The police seized from the suspects’ home seven pieces of fake $5 bills and several other forged bills in P500, P200 and P100 denominations.

“You could easily detect the fake bills because they were pale-colored,” said Police Officer 2 Norberto Balungaya, case investigator.

The suspect told police he needed money badly, forcing him into the illegal activity. He was charged with illegal possession and use of false treasury or bank notes.

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: counterfeit, Crime, fake money, Laguna
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.