Thursday, August 19, 2010

Notorious Software Counterfeiter Victims Seek NBI Help

Victims of a notorious impostor selling counterfeit software and victimizing businessmen in Iloilo, Cebu and Boracay island plan to seek the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for the arrest of the culprit.

A report from the Philippine National Police , Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan revealed that the perpetrator introduced himself as Charles Famisaran, product specialist of Microsoft. He identified himself as affiliated with the Wellcom Philippines, a subsidiary of Ultimate IT Solutions Philippines.

A foreign business-man from Boracay paid P87,160 for the purchase of several units of cellular phones. He also reportedly duped resort owners in Boracay for the sale of a laptop, and students from a private college in Nabas, Aklan for the production of identification cards.

It was believed that Famisaran is Graciano Bolonia, Jr., who was arrested on May 25, 2010 in Quezon City by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) after posing as an employee of Microsoft from Maryland, USA. But he was later released on bail.

He reportedly returned to his counterfeit business. For a few months, he was able to victimize businessmen, including foreign nationals in Boracay island resort.

The police believed, Bolonia may have been able to also lure businessmen in Iloilo City and Cebu City as he was able to do several of his banking transactions in those places. (PNA) /MP

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