By Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Region 6 arrested a man linked to the 25 Days Double your Money Investment Scheme last February 23, 2021 in Roxas City.
Atty. Jeremiah Sargado, NBI-6 assistant regional director, said in radio interview that they have in their custody Acquiles Grecia of Brgy. Tiza here after a case of estafa was filed against him before the Roxas City Prosecutors Office.
Also included in the case was Junelyn Gregorio, Chief executive officer (CEO) of the 25 Days Double your Money Investment Scheme and Arnel Gimoto.
Sargado said the target of the entrapment operation was Gregorio but she allegedly tasked Grecia to collect investment money from a client in front of Gaisano City on Arnaldo Boulevard here.
Grecia told the NBI operatives that he had no idea what the transaction was about.
Sargado said Grecia told him that he was an investor and not an upline contrary to the accusations against him.
Meanwhile, the Roxas City police has formally filed estafa charges against two suspects involved in another Double Your Money Investment Scheme.
Police identified the suspects as Risannie Faye Tirando of Cebu City and Carl Davy Rison who was allegedly temporary residing in Brgy. Cagay here. They are believed to be behind the Peso Drop Investment Scheme.
Lt. Col. Ricardo Jomuad Jr., Roxas City Police Station chief, said three persons stood as complainants against Tirando and Rison, who remain at-large.
The complainants claimed investing P300,000 in the investment scheme.
According to the complainants, the duo promised to double their money in 7 days.
It was learned that the operations of the said investment scheme started in December 2020, but it failed to pay its investors in January this year.