Lt. Senior Grade Raphael Macalay Marcial face being charged with committing violations of the country's law governing electronic commerce after he was arrested by police in
Aside from being charged with violations of the e-commerce law, Marcial could likely face administrative charges. He is a member of the
"There will be no special treatment," Presidential Communications Operations Office head
Prior to Marcial's arrest, police said there had been a number of complaints from ATM clients of their deposits vanishing mysteriously from their accounts.
Upon arrest, Marcial yielded 11 other ATM cards in his possession, all cloned and were from different banks.
Coloma said Marcial will have to face the consequences of his actions.
"There are guidelines and processes that the
Marcial, according to reports, was a government scholar being a member of
Coloma said PSG members, like all government employees, are expected to be law-abiding citizens at all times.
"They must face the consequences of their actions in accordance with the law," he said.
Authorities are also investigating how Marcial was able to get hold of a cloned ATM and if there are other similar such cases of fraud.
According to police officers who arrested him,
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