Employer loses P250,000 to her bakery workers in Naga

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A BAKERY owner lost her money amounting to P250,000 to her two employees in Barangay North Poblacion, Naga City, in southern Cebu.

Rufa Manabat, 74, a widow and owner of the bakery, reported to the police after she discovered around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, that her money worth P250,000 that she placed in the cabinet was no longer there.

Manabat said the cabinet was forcibly opened and the blue sling bag containing the money was already gone.

She accused bakery workers Randy Loquinario, 24, and Jan Roy Gemparo Mateo, 39, both residents of Barangay North Poblacion, of stealing her money as they were caught by their fellow workers coming out from the room of the victim carrying the blue sling bag.

The suspects were arrested by the personnel of Naga Police Station in a hot pursuit operation.

Their loot, however, was not recovered.

Lieutenant Colonel Junnel Caadlawon, chief of Naga City Police Station, said that Loquinario was also caught stealing P30,000 before but was forgiven by Manabat.

During police interrogation, the suspects won't admit to the crime and claimed that they were innocent.

Manabat said she will file a case on Thursday, June 9, against the suspects, who are now detained at Naga police detention cell. (GDC, TPT)

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