Agot Isidro loses P3 million in jewelry, cash to ‘dugo-dugo’
MANILA, Philippines–Actress Agot Isidro lost P3 million in jewelry and cash after her house helper fell prey to alleged members of a con gang known as “dugo-dugo,” a police report said.
Maynelin Umapas handed over several pieces of jewelry, P50,000 and $7,000 in cash after she was duped by a still unidentified woman that Isidro, 48, figured in a car accident.
Umapas was at Isidro’s residence in Blue Ridge Subdivision in Quezon City when the suspect called her around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to the report from the Quezon City Police District-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (QCPD-CIDU)
The caller claimed that Isidro, Margarita Sandejas in real life, needed cash to pay a certain Allan Chua to settle the car accident.
Following the caller’s prodding, Umapas went to the second floor of the house and looked for Isidro’s safety vault. The maid destroyed the vault and took the items the woman asked for.
Umapas then placed the valuables in a bag and rode a taxi to Wilcon Depot in Balintawak, Quezon City, where she handed the bag to a female whom the caller introduced as her secretary.
When the helper returned home, she learned that Isidro was still at work.
Scene of the crime operatives went to Isidro’s residence to conduct an investigation after her friend sought police help.