Kris Aquino’s qualified theft complaint vs ex-project manager dismissed
MANILA, Philippines — The Makati Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the qualified theft complaint filed by Kris Aquino against her former project manager Nicko Falcis.
In a four-page resolution dated February 18, 2019, the Makati city prosecutor dismissed the complaint “as there is no sufficient evidence to engender a well-founded belief that Falcis committed the crimes charged.”
This is in relation to the qualified theft case filed by Aquino over 13 transactions amounting to P404,794.34 using her company Kris Cojuangco Aquino Productions’ (KCAP) credit card in Makati.
The resolution noted that “no evidence was presented with regard to any agreement between Aquino and Falcis regarding the use of the subject credit card” which is under Falcis’ name.
“As a cardholder, Falcis is personally liable to BDO for any and all amounts charged to the card. It is for this reason that Falcis’ name appears in the credit cards statement of account. Thus, should Falcis now pay his credit card bill, BDO can directly initiate legal actions against him to compel him to pay,” the resolution read.
“Given the foregoing, Falcis’ use of the KCAP card for his personal expenditures would not make him liable for theft,” it added.
In November 2018, Aquino filed criminal complaints against Falcis for allegedly using funds from her company for personal use.
The separate complaints for the same offenses were also filed before the Office of the City Prosecutors in Mandaluyong, Pasig, Quezon City, and Manila. /ee
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