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Thursday, June 18, 2009

OFW News: Filipino Based in Saipan Accused Of Stealing

An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) working as a Filipino auditor for a gas station outlet in Saipan has been blocked from allowing to leave the US territory for being suspected of theft from a company owned by the board chairman of the NMI Crime Stoppers program.

Virginia C. Hernandez was apprehended on June 10 at the Saipan international airport as she was about to fly to the Philippines, court records show.

The 47-year-old auditor has been charged of stealing $7,000 from Delta Management Corp. owned by Crime Stoppers’ president James Arenovski, which owns Shell gas stations in Saipan.

Crime Stoppers is a program operated by civilians from the business sector that encourages citizens to assist in fighting criminality by giving information about crimes committed in their community.

According to the reports by the Police, the company’s chief auditor discovered on May 29, 2009, that $7,000 was missing from the account of a client that Hernandez had handled.

On June 12, Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) granted Hernandez’s motion to modify the $5,000 cash bail initially imposed by the court for her temporary liberty.

She is set to be released to a third party custodian upon posting 10 percent or $500 of the $5,000 cash bail, plus $4,500 in unsecured bond.

Wiseman ordered enforcers to make sure Hernandez does not leave the islands. The arraignment is set for June 22.

Saipan is the capital of the CNMI, where some 10,000 Overseas Filipino Workers and Filipino-Americans live and work. Saipan is only about three hours away from Manila via direct flight.

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