In a recent development, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) took actor Ricardo Cepeda into custody in connection with a syndicated estafa case in Caloocan City. According to authorities, Richard Cepeda Go, 58 years old and a resident of Pasig City, is facing charges related to syndicated estafa, as outlined in Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code, in conjunction with Presidential Decree No. 1689. The case has been assigned the reference Criminal Case No. 4550-S(23). Cepeda’s arrest underscores the commitment of law enforcement agencies to address financial crimes and uphold the rule of law, as they continue their investigation into the matter.
Ricardo Cepeda’s arrest was made in accordance with an arrest warrant issued by Judge Gemma Bucayun-Madrid, the Executive Judge of the Sanchez Mira Regional Trial Court in Cagayan. The diligent efforts of the authorities ensured that the actor was swiftly located and apprehended. A vigilant tipster came forward and reported Cepeda’s whereabouts, providing critical information that led to his arrest. The tipster’s cooperation played a pivotal role in aiding law enforcement in locating Cepeda on Mabini St., Maypajo, Caloocan City, around 11 a.m. This collaborative effort between the community and law enforcement demonstrates the importance of citizen engagement in upholding the law and ensuring that justice is served.