Header Ads

Five convicted cable thieves in Negros Oriental to serve 6-year jail-term

Five convicted cable thieves in Negros Oriental to serve 6-year jail-term

Two separate cases of theft involving Globe Telecom cables in Bais City, Negros Oriental were recently resolved by a local court, resulting in the conviction of 5 persons, who were all sentenced to a penalty of 6 years of imprisonment. More details after the jump.

Atty. Froilan Castelo, Globe General Legal Counsel and Head of Corporate and Legal Services Group, welcomed the local court's decision to convict the cable thieves identified as Romnick Mojares, Anthony Caseres, Lordan Japin, Danny Villar and Mark Anthony Baldado.

"Theft of telecommunication cables is dealt with seriously by Globe, as it results in communication down time, disrupts the services of businesses and causes inconveniences to many subscribers," Castelo said.

Based on court records, a Globe Telecom security team was on patrol in Barangay Cambuilao in Bais City on August 7, 2012 when they noticed cut cable lines along the national highway. The security team then saw 4 persons, later on identified as Caseres, Japin, Villar and Baldado, in the act of cutting Globe cables and putting it inside a sack. The company's security team then immediately did citizen's arrest for theft. The suspects were caught in possession of cut cable wires with approximate length of 160 meters, estimated to cost P101,097.

The four suspects were then brought to the Prosecutor's Office where criminal charges for theft were filed. The suspects were consequently found by the local court guilty of committing theft and were sentenced to a 6-year imprisonment. With regard to Baldado who was a minor, sentencing was suspended and his case was referred to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for a diversion program.

In a separate case, another group of Globe security team was on patrol in the same barangay Cambuilao in Bais City on March 1, 2013 when another Globe cable theft was detected. Caught red handed was Romnick Mojares,. Mojares was also meted out a conviction later on by the court, with a penalty of 6 years imprisonment.

Source: Globe Telecom / Image Source: www.mabzicle.com

Back to top

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.