Claudine Barretto accuses sister Gretchen of being the brains behind theft charges against her

Bring it on. reports that Claudine Barretto believes that her estranged sister, Gretchen is behind the theft charges filed against her by her former personal assistant Dessa Cadelario Patilan. "Magsama na lang sila ni Gretchen sa kulungan (She and Gretchen should be in jail together)," she said.


Claudine’s legal counsel, Atty. Ferdinand Topacio had also claimed that Patilan’s lawyer Atty. Alma Mallonga had confirmed Gretchen’s alleged involvement.  "Sinabi niya na si Gretchen ang kumausap sa kanya para ibigay siya bilang abugado ni Dessa (She said it was Gretchen who told her to be Dessa’s lawyer)," he explained. The report did not give the exact details on how Topacio obtained the said statement.


The report noted: "This latest legal complaint to beset the 34-year-old actress was filed on September 11 by Dessa Cadelario Patilan, who was imprisoned in May following Claudine’s own accusations of theft. At the time, the actress alleged Patilan stole a watch and jewelry amounting to over P10 million. In Patilan’s countercharge against Claudine, she claimed damages amounting to over P100,000. These include the items supposedly stolen by Claudine-a wallet, an electronic tablet, a memory card and a SIM card." Earlier reports indicated that Patilan’s belongings were worth P13,550.


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