Woman wanted for robbing job agency arrested


Posted at Jul 15 2014 07:25 PM | Updated as of Jul 16 2014 03:26 AM

MANILA - The woman who posed as a job applicant and then robbed an employment agency has been arrested, police said Tuesday.

The suspect, Ederlisa Evardone, went to the employment agency owned by Vince Abasolo and David Cabawatan to look for a job as a helper.

After she got the job, the agency allowed Evardone to sleep inside their office the night before she was supposed to be turned over to her new employer.

However, closed-circuit television (CCTV) video footage showed Evardone leaving the office past 4 a.m. on Saturday carrying two bags.

The owners later discovered Evardone stole their laptops, cellphones, cash and an expensive bag.

After her face was shown on television, Cabawatan and Abasolo started receiving calls from other people who were also victimized by the suspect.

They also found out that the suspect was using a fake identity, after the real Ederlisa Evardone called them.

Evardone narrated how the suspect, identified as Rebecca Corpuz, took her identification cards and clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation.

She met the suspect at a placement agency who used her name and identity after the incident.

Early Tuesday morning, a placement agency in Las Piñas called the police hotline to report that they have the suspect with them.

According to an agency staff, Corpuz went back to their office after she took a day-off from her new job.

The agency saw Corpuz's face on television and immediately called the police.

Corpuz, who refused to give a statement, will be charged with qualified theft, falsification of documents and use of falsified documents, and using fictitious name. -- report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News