Resto cashier held for hiding P1k in mobile phone

June 15, 2024 Steve A. Gosuico 179 views

CUYAPO, Nueva Ecija – A 38-year-old female cashier on Friday was arrested after she was lured into a trap as undercover cops caught her stealing P1,000 during a covert operation inside a Samgyupsal restaurant in this municipality.

Town police head Lt. Col. Erwin V. Ferry said the operation was prompted by a complaint from Jessica Velasco, 31, owner of Weena Samgyupsal House, who suspected that her cashier was stealing money from the daily sales of her business.

The arrested woman, single, of Corpuz St., Bgy. District 6, was nabbed after an undercover cop pretended to be a customer and bought Korean goods at the restaurant.

The cop gave the suspect P15,000 in marked money as payment and the latter put the money in the cash box but hid a P1,000 bill inside the plastic cover of her mobile phone.

After conducting a search, the woman was arrested when the P1,000 marked money was found in her possession.

Theft charges are being readied for inquest-filing against the suspect before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Cabanatuan City.