Fake lawyer nabbed in Cagayan de Oro
August 4, 2022 at 3:43 pm, No commentsBy Alwen Saliring
A FAKE lawyer who poses as an employee of the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to victimize the family of persons deprived of liberty (PDL) has been arrested in an entrapment operation on Thursday, August 4.
Police identified the suspect as Jonathan Trangia who goes by the name Atty. Cedric Roa, 25, and resident of Purok 4, Tablon, Cagayan de Oro.
Police Major Mario Mantala, chief of Police Station 4, said the modus of the suspect is to collect money from the wife of an inmate who wants to avail probation as payment.
Mantala added that the suspect was a former inmate and was granted probation.
"Dati preso siya nga naka probation. Nag fixer dayon siya ug iyang mga biktima asawa sa PDL nga gusto mag probation,"Mantala said.
Seized from the suspect's possession were suspected shabu (Methamphetamine hydrochloride) worth more than P51,000, and cash.
The suspect is now detained and will face charges.
Photo by Police Station 4