A Canadian national suspected of printing fake bills, was apprehended by the police Friday night at the Bacolod City downtown area for allegedly duping two women, the police said yesterday.
Supt. Santiago Rapiz, head of the Bacolod City Police Special Operations Group, identified the suspect as Samuel Kamga, 34, of Quebec, Canada, and a temporary resident of the Bacolod Pension Plaza.
One of the complainants claimed that a friend introduced Kamga to her last week. She said Kamga asked for money from her so that he could use it in reproducing fake bills, Rapiz said.
The complainant added that Kamga has, so far, asked for, more than P10,000 from her, Rapiz also said.
He added that on Friday, Kamga asked for an additional P5,500 in cash from the complainant but because she already doubted him, she decided to report him to the police.
An entrapment operation was planned and Rapiz acted as the husband of the complainant’s friend.
Rapiz, the complainant, and her friend went to the rented place of Kamga and he demonstrated to them how to make fake money using a solution made from a mixture of feminine wash and betadine.
Rapiz then introduced himself as a policeman and arrested the suspect.
Thin cardboards, paper wraps, packing tape, two bottles of betadine, a bottle of feminine wash, a syringe, a document on how to make fake bills and a pair of scissors were recovered from Kamga, police records showed.
Rapiz said they believe Kamga could only be using a fictitious name and that he is not really a Canadian citizen, because they recovered several identification cards baring his pictures, but with different names and addresses.
The National Bureau of Investigation in Iloilo is coordinating with the Bacolod police because they want to know if Kamga is part of the group of foreigners circulating fake bills there.
Asked by the DAILY STAR for comment on the accusations hurled against him, Kamga said he does not know the complainants and denied that he asked for money from them.
Kamga is now detained at the lock-up cell of Police Station 1.*APN