MANILA, Philippines — A woman who allegedly posed as a staff of congressmen in duping victims of a P100-million investment scam was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) last Friday.
NBI agents conducted an entrapment operation and arrested Cristine Lagrisola, who was charged with estafa and violation of Batas Pambansa 22 or the anti-bouncing checks law before the city prosecutor’s office.
The complaint filed by a victim before the NBI showed that Lagrisola solicited investments by claiming to be a staff of congressmen and other government officials, including Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero.
It was learned that the suspect has been using a picture of herself with Romero to support her claim of affiliation with the 1-Pacman congressman.
Upon receiving the complaint, NBI…