Recruitment firm owner convicted

By Mayen Jaymalin, The Philippine Star

Posted at Jul 13 2014 09:09 AM | Updated as of Jul 13 2014 05:09 PM

MANILA, Philippines - For failing to return the money of a worker seeking employment abroad, a recruitment agency owner faces a maximum of 12 years in jail, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

The Legazpi City court found Lucille David, owner of Jasia International Manpower Services, guilty of illegal recruitment and ordered her to pay a fine of P200,000, POEA said.

The court also found David guilty of estafa and sentenced her to four to 12 years in jail.

David was also ordered to pay the complainant, Michelle Daep de Naag Monreal, P104,500 for consequential damages.