A young man who allegedly poses as a Philippine Army (PA) personnel to scam people was arrested by joint military and police forces in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, it was reported Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Christian Dollen, 23, was apprehended by elements of the Army’s 58th Infantry Battalion (58IB) and Gingoog City Police in Purok 5A, Barangay Pangasihan last Sunday, Sept. 5.
Dollen allegedly posed as a member of the 58IB to befriend his target victims.
“He would eventually borrow money to them, only to disappear after a few weeks and never return the money borrowed,” said Lt. Col Ricky Canatoy, 58IB commanding officer.
Canatoy said Dollen is not a member of the 58th Infantry Battalion nor a Philippine Army personnel.
“He merely claims to be so that he can go about his scamming business,” Canatoy bared.