THE San Juan Police warned stall owners in Greenhills Shopping Center not to engage in the manufacturing of fake identification card (ID) of students and also advised students not to get such fraudulent IDs which they allegedly use to get into clubs and bars.
This after a graphic artist was nabbed during entrapment operation making fake school and government IDs in Greenhills Shopping Center recently.
Reports submitted to Eastern Police District (EPD) Director Bernabe Balba by San Juan Police chief, Dindo Reyes identified the suspect as Angelito Benipayo, 40, married, and resident of Road 4, Bgy. West Crame, San Juan City.
Reyes said Benipayo was formally charged on Monday before the San Juan City Prosecutors’ Office with Falsification of Private Documents and Violation of Intellectual Property Code.
The suspect was collared last Friday in an entrapment operation conducted by Station Intelligence Division inside the Theater Mall Building, Greenhills Shopping Center, Bgy. Greenhills.
The arrest stemmed from a complaint by the one of the University official identified as Michael Jacinto Mallilin, 49, of Goodrich Village, Bgy.Concepcion Uno,
In his complaint, Mallilin said a fake ID was recovered by the security guard from one of the student while entering the school campus located in Loyola Heights, Quezon City .
The student confessed that he obtained the fake ID from a print shop in Greenhills, San Juan which is being rented by the suspect whose services was printing t-shirt but also manufacturing fake ID as his sideline, Reyes disclosed.
It was learned that the said paid for a P350 for the said falsified ID which he claimed he used to get into Clubs and Bars .
Mallinlin and officials of the school immediately coordinated with San Juan Police for an entrapment operation for the suspect’s arrest .
An undercover cop said the suspect offered for falsiying an student ID for P350. When cop handed the marked money it was the signalled other policemen positioned at the area arrested him.
According to Reyes, during the entrapment some students arrived at suspect’s shop who allegedly asked the suspect to manufacture fake IDs for them.