Agusan del Norte (MDN Mindanao News digital, September 10) — Two top officials of an investment scheme based in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte revealed that the operator of FRX Rice Trading had a buying spree several days before her house was raided by the government.
On June 24, 2019, operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) raided the house of Dimber Celis, operator of FRX Rice Trading, an investment scheme that lured millions of pesos from its unsuspecting members in Caraga Region.
CIDG operatives during the raid seized cold cash money amounting to P23 million, money counting machines and several documents. Celis eluded arrest and she remained at large as of this writing.
Mark Clinton Chavez in an interview with the media said one of FRX firm's five board of directors saw how the scheme operator Dimber Celis had a buying spree several days before his house was raided by CIDG.
Chavez said based on his knowledge, Celis bought two brand new sport utility vehicles (SUVs), a house in Buenavista town and a beach resort, allegedly using the investors' money.
Rowena Goloran, another FRX director also added that Celis also bought a brand new pick up and another SUV and several other vehicles that she reportedly gave to her relatives. The alleged scammer also acquired several properties under the names of her relatives purposely to avoid traces.
Chavez also reported that Celis also had an extravagant and lavish baptismal and birthday party for her daughter in Butuan City. She spent at least P2 million, excluding her expenses for cash winnings of P5,000 each for parlor games, and expensive perfumes as giveaways to birthday visitors.
A day after CIDG operatives raided the house of investment scam founder Dimber Celis and seized P23 million and other documents, irate FRX Rice Trading members also looted the house of the operator and took all what they can get. See video below:
video credit to One Mindanao/GMA
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