Fake PCSO employee offering help in hospital nabbed

By Jenel Baclay, ABS-CBN News Iloilo

Posted at May 26 2014 03:21 PM | Updated as of May 26 2014 11:21 PM

MANILA – A woman was arrested for presenting herself as an employee of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in order to swindle a patient in a hospital in Iloilo City.

The suspect, identified as Sheila Cabaitan, approached victim Aisa Yusatres inside a hospital and introduced herself as a lawyer and an employee of PCSO.

Cabaitan offered to help the Yusatres family process hospital documents and avail of financial assistance from PCSO.

However, she asked money from the family in exchange for the assistance.

Sensing that Cabaitan was a scammer, Yusatres asked the hospital guards for help.

Cabaitan was arrested in an entrapment operation and was brought to Jaro Police Station for questioning.

Authorities said those who were also victimized by Cabaitan should come forward so that the necessary charges will be filed against her.