SC employee offering illegal services nabbed

Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation Cybercrime Division arrested a supposed employee of the Supreme Court who offered illegal services to unsuspecting individuals.

Apprehended was Jay Ann Balabagno, who allegedly offered non-appearance services in annulment cases while pretending an employee of the SC.

Balabagno, also known as “Jay Ann Anderson or Jay Ann,” was arrested in Fairview, Quezon City and charged with violations of Article 315 (Estafa) under the Revised Penal Code, as well as Section 21(h) of RA 11032 (Anti-Red Tape Act, as amended) in relation to Section 6 of RA 10175 and Section 6 of Republic Act 10175 (Cybercrime Prevention Act).

The NBI-CCD acted on information that the suspect was posing as an employee of the high court and offering non-appearance services for annulment cases.

On 7 March an entrapment operation was launched leading to the arrest of Balabagno while accepting marked money from an undercover NBI agent.

The NBI urges the public to double-check people offering services to government offices so that they will not fall victim to their scheme.

The suspect will be charged before the fiscals office of Quezon City.

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