For pretending to be single: Woman faces charges in court
Mylen P. Manto (The Freeman) - June 4, 2018 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — A woman is facing charges before the court for allegedly pretending to be single and convinced her boyfriend, a Swedish national, to buy her a real property worth almost P2.5 million in Lapu-Lapu City.

Prosecutor III Rhodna Alcala-Bacatan found sufficient grounds to charge Lovely Anne Enad before the court with estafa and falsification of public documents.

“There is no question that there was a fraudulent misrepresentation by respondent when she claimed that she was single when she is not. That the misrepresentation or false pretense was made prior to or simultaneous with the commission of the fraud, and complainant was prejudiced when he paid the amount of P2,483,960.58 for the property he expected to be co-owner with respondent," stated the resolution.

Bacatan recommended P16,000 bail for Enad's temporary liberty while the case is pending before the court.

In his complaint, Hans Goran Gunneriusson alleged that he provided the money while Enad acted as the buyer when they acquired a property in Lapu-Lapu City.

He added they were in a romantic relationship when the purchase was done.

Enad allegedly claimed to be single in the contract to sell and deed of absolute sale for the purchase of the real property.

However, he learned Enad was married to Felomino Enad.

Had he known that Enad was married, he would not have dated her and would not go as far as acquiring properties with her.

Gunneriusson asserted Enad deliberately lied with her civil status mainly to defraud him.

Bacatan summoned Enad to file counter-affidavit and other controverting evidence to negate the allegations filed against her. However, she failed to do so. (FREEMAN)

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