A suspect posing as an army officer who scams his victims by borrowing money from them and never return was arrested in a joint entrapment operation conducted by the 58th Infantry Dimalulupig Battalion (58IB) and Gingoog City Police Station last September 5 at Purok 5A, Pangasihan, Gingoog City.

Authorities identified the suspect as 23-year old Christian Calustre Dollen, a resident of Barangay 13, Gingoog City.


Dollen was posing as an officer of the 58IB of the Philippine Army. But Lt. Col Ricky L Canatoy, Commanding Officer of the 58IB said Dollen is not a Philippine Army soldier.


Reports indicate that the 58IB first received allegations from netizens that a man named Christian Dollen was scamming people by posing as a Philippine Army soldier, befriending them, and eventually borrowing money, only to disappear after a few weeks and never return the money borrowed.

Seized from Dollen during his arrest include one unit of .45 Caliber pistol, one magazine of .45 caliber, 47 rounds of .45 caliber live ammunitions, one fired cartridge .45 caliber ammunitons, and two pieces 40 mm live ammunition.


Dollen is now detained at Gingoog City Police Station facing charges of violation of RA 10591 (The Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act) and RA 9516 (Illegal/Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, Dealing In, Acquisition or Disposition of Firearms, Ammunition or Explosives).

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