Businesswoman loses P4.5M to ‘trusted’ employees


Posted at Oct 05 2010 05:39 PM | Updated as of Oct 06 2010 01:39 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A businesswoman has lost P4.5 million worth of business earnings to her “trusted” employees, who allegedly skimmed her profits while she was away from the country.

Annie Lim is offering a reward for any information that may lead to the arrest of her former book keeper Roselle Peleo Lomboy and former manager Editha Viola Vibas.

"Masakit kasi kasi 'di naman sila iba sa akin," she said.

Lim claimed that she discovered Lomboy and Vibas has stole a total of P4.5 million worth of earnings from her chocolate business in Quezon City.

She entrusted her business to Lomboy and Viola when she left for migration to Canada in 2005.

Lim, however, discovered lately that her “trusted” aides were allegedly filching her profits.

She also uncovered over 100 cases of pilfering reportedly done by Lomboy and Vibas.

"Biruin mo kung P100,000 ang kita sa isang araw, 'di nila idi-deposito 'yong P20,000, minsan naman P40,000 hanggang P50,000," said Lim.

This June, arrest warrants were already issued for their apprehension.

Lim also offered P100,000 each for any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects.