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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

Sexy police impostor swindling money of PNP, AFP applicants caught in Isabela

Isabela, Philippines – A sexy 22-year-old woman in Isabela who posed as a police swindling applicants of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines with a promise that they will be given a slot in the uniformed service was arrested this September 14.

Police Regional Office 2 – Regional Public Information Office identified the suspect as Jebelyn Bungcag, who is a resident of Barangay Turod, Reina Mercedes, Isabela. She was said to have been posing as Police Major Sharynyl Raffin of the PNP Special Action Force.

According to the police, an entrapment operation was conducted against the suspect after a 32-year-old PNP applicant from Lasam, Cagayan had reported about his missing motorcycle at his boarding house in Cauayan City.

The complainant suspected that it was Bungcag who took his motorcycle because prior to the incident, he met with the suspect and paid an initial amount of P15,000 for his application.

From the complaint, the authorities launched an entrapment operation in a hotel in Cabagan, Isabela where Buncag transacted with another victim whom she promised a slot in the uniformed service.

Additionally, the suspect happened to use the missing motorcycle of the first complainant.

It is there the operatives arrested Buncag, who was later found out not connected with the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The suspect shall be facing charges such as carnapping, Usurpation of Authority, and Large Scale of Estafa.

Suspect’s other victims

Bungcag’s victims revealed to the police that in their desire to join the PNP and AFP, they fell victim and paid the suspect a huge amount ranging from P1,500 to P750,000.

Among the victims include a 22-year-old applicant who paid Bungcag with P750,000; a 21-year-old who initially gave an initial amount of P15,000; a 29-year-old who paid P550,000; and two other applicants who gave P1,500 as their initial payment to the suspect.

The suspect was said to have lured the victim due to her convincing way of talking. However, the victims noted and started doubting her when she gets angry every time they ask for an update regarding their application.

No recruitment fee

Meanwhile, Police Colonel Augusto Bayubay, through the PRO 2 – Regional PIO, said that the PNP has no recruitment fee, clarifying that the basis for recruitment is merit and fitness and equal opportunity for qualified applicants.

He said that the Regional Recruitment and Selection Unit 2 will not allow irregularities in the recruitment process at the Police Regional Office 2 and that they are appealing to the parents to report to the police if somebody offers their children a slot in the PNP or AFP in exchange of money.

Meantime, PNP Chief, General Guillermo Eleazar had earlier warned police applicants against unscrupulous groups who make money from luring applicants that they could buy their entry in the uniformed service.

Among the program of Eleazar is the use of a ‘faceless and nameless’ recruitment system to ensure that the best applicants will enter the PNP force.


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