Danish Fugitive Caught by Police in the Philippines

Tom Rene Dalby, a 61 year old Danish fugitive in the Philippines, was on Tuesday 1 April arrested in a raid at his rented apartment in Parañaque City by police officers from The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
            The Dane was according to The Inquirer Network out on bail and had not shown up when a Manila court sentenced him to the maximum penalty of 13 years in prison by for embezzlement. Dalby had in 2002 taken 65200 pesos from a woman named Evelyn Yquin but failed to produce the promised Japanese working visa for her.
            The embezzled amount is equal to around 10.000 Danish kroner.
            Dalby claimed at the time to be an American national with special connections and issued a receipt for the “processing fee”. Dalby, however, failed to produce the visa and did not return the money despite several demands from Yquin who eventually reported the case to the police.
            After posting bail, Tom Rene Dalby fled and according to NBI Interpol chief Claro de Castro Jr. he even continued to illegally recruit Filipinos for overseas employment.
            Aside from being convicted for Yquin’s case, De Castro said Dalby faced another charge of estafa – a Philippine term for embezzlement – and illegal recruitment filed by a Joey Concepcion of Caloocan City.

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