4:24 pm | Thursday, June 6th, 2013
MANILA, Philippines—The National Bureau of Investigation arrested six Taiwanese nationals allegedly involved in credit card fraud.
In a report submitted to NBI Director Nonnatus Rojas on Thursday, arrested by members of the NBI Cybercrime Division are Cheng-Yen Yu, 25; Chih-Cheng Chang, 35; Chia-Hung Hung, 26; Sen-Yuan Wu, 24; Chun-Kai Tsou, 25 and Wen-Hao Wu, 26, all with address at Unit 4D, Regency Park Townhomes (Summit Residence), J. Abad Santos Hi-Way corner E. Aguinaldo Street, Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.
The six have already been slapped with a complaint for violation of Republic Act 8484 or the Access, Devices, Regulation Act of 1998 before the Pampanga Prosecutors Office.
Chih-Cheng Chang, on the other hand is also facing an additional complaint for Corruption of Public Officials for attempting to bribe the NBI operatives.
Seized by the NBI-CCD team from the suspects were the P500,000 cash used in trying to bribe the operatives, counterfeit automated teller machine (ATM) cards and counterfeit credit cards, electronic gadgets used in illegal duplication of credit cards and ATM cards, and documents.
The NBI arrested the six last June 4 after a series of surveillance operations.
Found in the Taiwanese nationals’ possession were several electronic gadgets, devices, ATM cards, credit cards, and documents with Chinese characters which were being used and intended to be used in the illegal activities of duplication, unauthorized use/access of credit cards/ATM cards.
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