ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police arrested a woman who allegedly conned dozens of unsuspecting victims in Zamboanga City and promised them jobs at City Hall in exchange for money.
The suspect, Julie Ann Francisco, 35, was accused of collecting P1,500 from about 50 people she duped in different villages here. Francisco told her victims that she could put them at work or provide them jobs in different departments and that the money would be used to pay for their uniforms.
Once Francisco collected the money from her victims, she would go to another village to recruit workers for City Hall.
Mayor Beng Climaco has repeatedly warned the public to be careful with unscrupulous people who will claim to be recruiting workers for the local government in exchange for money. She said Francisco duped at least 50 people as she urged those victimized by the woman to file criminal charges. “I myself would file a case against her,” Climaco said.
“Reports of unscrupulous individuals also misrepresenting the City Government offering medicines in exchange of monetary considerations have also reached the authorities and these impostors are now being hunted,” she added. (Mindanao Examiner)
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