Man Arrested for Buying Expensive Watches Using Fake Checks

A fraudster got arrested after the owner of the store discovered that he is using fake checks to buy expensive watches and reselling it on his online store. According to Makati City police chief Police Col. Rogelio Simon, a 27-year-old suspect who was identified in various names as Brent and Jaime Joseph. This found when police arrested him outside a condominium in Barangay Bel-Air.

The condo’s security guard was also arrested because he helped the suspect escape by blocking the authorities and denying them from entering the establishment. According to police, a 31-year-old Magallanes Village resident first called for help to find the thief in his wristwatch. The victim told police he sold the watch to the suspect through an online selling app on May 4.

The victim discovered that the manager’s cheque paid by alias Brent was fake. The victim’s friend later found that the watch was being sold online. Authorities immediately conducted the operation to recover it. In an entrapment operation by authorities on Tuesday afternoon in Makati City, the man has been charged for stealing P1.2 million worth of the watch.

Apart from the watch, a 40-caliber gun and one-handed IDs with different names were also recovered from the suspect. He may face charges with theft, disobedience, direct assault of an agent of a person in authority, concealing of true name, and violation of the Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

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