Police on Monday warned the public against two female alleged swindlers said to be conducting their illegal operations in Tagbilaran City.
According to the Tagbilaran City Police Office (TCPO), the two female suspects swindled a total of P35,000 from two victims by selling them fake jewelry.
The TCPO said that one of the victims identified as Gina Debefova, a resident of Purok 4, Basak, Taloto was swindled of P15,000 on Sunday.
Debefova told police that the two alleged swindlers, described to be around 39 to 50 years old, went to her apartment at 11 a.m. while one of the suspects, who identified herself as Tita Jamero, was crying.
Jamero reportedly narrated her ordeal to the victim claiming that she was impregnated by her Japanese employer who refused to take responsibility of the pregnancy and unborn child.
After telling the victim her story, Jamero then asked for Debefovaâ€™s help by selling her what appeared to be a gold necklace and bracelet for P15,000.
Debefova said that she felt sorry for Jamero and decided to buy the jewelry for the said amount. Then, the two suspects immediately left her apartment after the transaction, she added.
After her purchase, Debefova decided to verify the authenticity of the jewelry at a store only to find out that the necklace and bracelet were fake.
Following the incident, the TCPO found out that the two female suspects had also victimized another woman.
The other victim, identified as Ebelyn Pojas Jamil, said in a Facebook post which was shared more than 2,000 times by netizens that the same suspects were able to get P20,000 from her with the same illegal operation.
She said that the suspects used exactly the same methods used against Debefova in fraudulently getting money out of her.
Members of the theft and robbery section of the TCPO are already conducting operations to locate and arrest the two suspects. (Allen Doydora)