Actress Bianca Lapuz nabbed for estafa

Posted at 10/30/08 7:57 AM

Actress Bianca Lapuz, former wife of comic Vhong Navarro, was arrested Wednesday by policemen for an estafa case.

Lapuz was arrested by Antipolo City police while sipping coffee at Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City.

Police said the arrest was by virtue of a warrant issued by a trial court hearing the estafa case against Lapuz. The case was filed against the actress in 2005.

Lapuz explained that the estafa case involved P150,000 in cash that she borrowed for a friend who badly needed money.

She said she thought the debt had been settled by her friend.

"Akala ko kasi naayos na nila iyong problema, kaya hindi ko naman alam na aabot sa ganito," Lapuz told ABS-CBN News.

Inspector Maria Louisa Pedroza, Antipolo police public information officer, said Lapuz and the complainant met face to face at the station. She said the actress explained her side to the complainant.

Pedroza said the actress was released after posting a P6,000 bail bond.

"Sabi nila magkaka-settlement din, so maaayos din naman ang problema," the policewoman said.