ORMOC CITY– A staff of a veterinary clinic in Maasin City was charged with qualified theft after taking P69,000 from his employer on December 26.

Charged before the City Prosecutor’s Office was John Mesiah Jumao-as, 30, married, who reportedly took the purse of Dr. Stacey Dannieve Navarro, 41 containing the money.
The victim learned about the incident through a CCTV footage inside the clinic.

She immediately informed the city police who, in turn, conducted an operation against Jumao-as who was arrested while on board a motorcycle along Barangay Tawid.

Based on the body search against the suspect, cash worth P58,766 was found on his pocket.

The suspect together with the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Maasin city police station for documentation and proper disposition.

A case of qualified theft was filed at the City Prosecutor’s office against the suspect. (ROBERT DEJON)