Camp Olivas, Pampanga—A 29-year old woman allegedly responsible for a multimillion-peso investment scam was arrested by police during follow-up operations at Barangay Pagala, Baliuag, Bulacan.
Maria Lea Ulang, of Bgy. Layunan, Binangonan, Rizal, did not resist when lawmen arrested her at past 10 a.m. She went into hiding after her victims, mostly Bulacan residents, filed a large-scale estafa case against her before the Bulacan Regional Trial Court.
Police Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia, Central Luzon police director, said Ulang was arrested on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Mario B. Capelan of Malolos City Regional Trial Court.
Part of the suspect’s modus, Sermonia said, was to entice prospective clients into a “double your money” scheme, only to find out their investment went into fraudulent transactions. Jess Malabanan
Sermonia said Bulacan operatives were tipped off by residents of Barangay Pagala who spotted the suspect.
One of the victims, identified as Rosemarie Guerero, who was gypped of P13 million in cash, positively identified the suspect during a confrontation at the police headquarters.
Ulang is temporarily under the custody of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office and will be turned over to the court before sending her to the provincial detention facility.