Pakistani faces estafa raps for issuing bouncing checks

April 3, 2010 11:59 pm 

MANILA, April 3 –The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed estafa charges against a Pakistani after the latter's post dated checks, amounting to a total of over P80,000, bounced when encashed.

Supervising agent Anthony Yu, NBI Special Task Force (STF) executive officer, identified the Pakistani as Zahir Ahmed Chaudry, alias Mohammad Choudary Zaheer, of Lot 2, Block 8, Windward Hills Pha Subdivision, Burol 1, Dasmarinas, Cavite, and Block 12, Lot 18 Celina Plains, Malagasang 1B, Imus, Cavite.

Senior Agent Enrico Cabero Jr., of the NBI –STF, said Faisal Ali, manager of HKPH International Trading and resident of Camella, Molino, Bacoor, Cavite, accused Chaudry of issuing bouncing checks, representing payment for t-shirts bought last year.

Investigation showed that Chaudry bought 720 pieces of T-shirts from Ali for P84,800 in October 2009. The merchandise was delivered to Chaudry in Dasmarinas on Nov. 1, 2009.

Chaudry paid Ali through two post dated checks dated Nov. 8 and 28, 2009 in the amount of P42,400 each.

Ali said the post-dated checks issued by Chaudry bounced for the reason of account closed.

When the victim informed the Pakistani, he refused to return the money.

The suspect, also identified himself with his alias during transactions with the victim.

During verification, the NBI found out that the real name of the suspect is Zahir Ahmed Chaudry.

A witness, Subash Tilokani, also gave information to the NBI about the transactions that went on between the two. (PNA) RMA/JES

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