VINTAR, Ilocos Norte, March 18– Estefania (not her real name), a sickly former Overseas Filipino Worker in Japan was allegedly swindled by two fake doctors, whom she paid P60,000 worth of “medicines” for her illness, a media report reported.
Chief Inspector Joseph Baltazar, town police chief, said the woman came home from abroad and now resides here, her hometown after she became seriously ill in Japan.
The police major said the fake doctors visited the victim and vowed to heal her illness.
The two prescribed assorted medicines in liquid and tablets forms for her sickness which she paid P60,000.
They assured her that she would get well soon until she takes all the succeeding doses that would cost a total of P800,000.
Her relatives doubted the medicines as they have no label. When verified with the medical authorities, they found out the medicines are fake.
The suspects set to return in another date for a followup checkup of the victim.
After one-month surveillance, Police Chief Baltazar said they set the entrapment operation and arrested the fake “doctors”.
The duo is now facing swindling charges, aside from other offenses. (tri-media report)