Woman held for 76 counts of theft

A female call center agent was nabbed by members of Eastern Police District for charges of 76 counts of qualified theft after she allegedly stole millions of pesos of condominium owners association’s money in Pasig City following an implementation of warrant of arrest inside a commercial center in Bulacan the other night.

Report submitted to EPD director PBrig. General Christopher Tambungan identified the suspect as Reynalyn Costales, 32, resident of San Ildelonso, Bulacan.  

Costales was a former administrative staff of Villa Sole Condominium Association located in Bgy. Manggahan, Pasig City.

According to Tambungan, Costales was collared by teams of District Special Operations Unit (DSOU) headed by PMajor Darwin Guerrero inside the Supima Square Commercial Center located at Camalig Road, Meycauayan, Bulacan at around 11 p.m.

The arrest was made based on an arrest warrant issued by Pasig Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 166 Judge Rowena De Juan-Quinagoran for 76 counts of qualified theft dated May 2, 2019.

Based on the complaint filed by Villa Sole representatives identified as Mary Ann Landrito and Madelyn Montalban showed the suspect used her position to have access to the money  of the association that enabled her to eventually stole the cash amounting to millions of pesos.    

They learned that Costales made an authorized cash transfer of the association’s  money from her personal bank.

“Supposedly, the association found out that the suspects did not remit the association’s money .In other words, she and another cohort  deposited it in their back accounts,” said Police Staff Sergeant Romel Fajutag, case investigator.

The crime was discovered during the audit only on January this year after they noticed on some discrepancies on the report, Guerrero said.

The suspect immediately resigned to the association after learning that officials were conducting audit.

Police were tipped -off that suspect was employed as call center agent in Bulacan prompted teams of DSOU to conduct an operation which resulted to her arrest, Guerrero added.

At least P1.9 million bail was recommended by the court for her temporary liberty.

Costales is now under the custody of Pasig City Police.