Man pretending to be Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s grandson arrested for estafa after numerous con jobs

Philstar.com reports that last Sunday, February 12, a 32-year-old man claiming to be a grandson of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile was arrested in a Pasay City mall "for deceiving three restaurants using the senator's name." The man, who was identified as Alvin Mayoralgo was using the alias "Achilles Ponce Enrile."

Philstar.com reports that last Sunday, February 12, a 32-year-old man claiming to be a grandson of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile was arrested in a Pasay City mall "for deceiving three restaurants using the senator's name." The man, who was identified as Alvin Mayoralgo was using the alias "Achilles Ponce Enrile."

 

The report revealed: "At one restaurant serving Mediterranean food,  Mayoralgo complained that some of the food he ordered for takeout last Saturday was not included in the bag given to him by the restaurant. He said he discovered this only after he arrived home. When asked for a receipt, Mayoralgo introduced himself as Enrile's grandson and presented an identification card with his alias." After his third attempt at a donut shop, mall security guards got hold of him and then turned him over to the police.

 

According to the Pasay police, Mayoralgo has been "pretending to be Enrile's relative since September 2011." Using his alias, he had left The Medical City on September 1, 2011 with a P600,000 unpaid medical bill. Police cited other cases wherein he used the alias for con jobs. They revealed that he will be charged with estafa and alarm and scandal. For the record, Sen. Enrile "has denied any relation to Mayoralgo."

 

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