A businessman from Bacolod City who recently filed charges against a bank for what he called diminishing money in his accounts, also filed charges against three bank employees in Bacolod for qualified theft.
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Joemarie L. Sy, through his lawyer, Atty. Rolando Ravina, filed a criminal complaint for "Qualified Theft through falsification of a commercial document and such other crimes as the fact and evidence may warrant" against Bank of the Philippine Islands’ (BPI) 17th Street Bacolod branch’s Marjo Aguirre and Chatalina Milagros Luciano, and Jose Erwin Mori of the bank’s Lopue’s East branch, also in the city.
The case was filed before Bacolod City Prosecutor Armando Abanado on July 21, 2014.
Sy claimed that as a former employee of Roche Philippines, a multi-national pharmaceutical firm, which he served for 24 years until he retired sometime in December 2008, his salaries, bonuses and allowances were deposited initially with the BPI along Araneta Street in Bacolod, and later at the BPI Branch in Pasong Tamo, Makati .
Sy alleged that that upon his retirement in December 2008, he noticed that the checks he had issued together with bank statements of his accounts were not being sent or returned to him, which is a standard business practice.