Who is Karla Martinez Ignacio and why should we remember her name?

Short answer: Because she’s now part of Philippine history.


Based on the records of the Department of Justice, a woman named Karla Martinez Ignacio is the first person ever to be indicted for computer fraud under the Philippines’ Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.


Agence France-Presse (via ABS-CBNnews.com) reports that Ignacio "could face up to six years in jail if found guilty of transferring thousands of dollars to her bank account using fraudulent computer data."


Brian Maglungsod of InterAksyon.com revealed that Ignacio allegedly used computer fraud to have "almost P1.4 million in non-existent remittances sent to her account at the Philippine National Bank (PNB) branch in Barangay Almanza, Las Pinas."


Ignacio was arrested last May 22 while trying to withdraw money from her account.


For more on this story, log on to ABS-CBNnews.com and InterAksyon.com.

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