2 Arrested in Alleged Campaign Canvasing Fraud

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Guam – In a case that first came to light on Social Media, Guam Police have arrested 2 men for trying to sell Calvo/Tenorio Campaign Tickets that were stolen from a vehicle that had been broken into.

Social media posts first reported a man trying to sell campaign tickets door-to-door,  and then forcing his way into homes, and trying to rob the residents. A picture of the suspect was posted as well.

Guam Police Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia says police have yet to receive a report of any home being broken into, but they did get a report of a car being broken into from which campaign tickets were stolen.

 

The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of 2 men who have been identified as :

* 18 year old Benjamin Jr. Weger Ferrer of Dededo has been arrested on 3 Counts Burglary, 3 Counts Theft of Property,  Conspiracy, Fraudulent use of a Credit Card and Attempted Fraudulent use of a Credit Card.

* 21 year old Eddie Lee Charfauros, also of Dededo, arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Fraudulent use of a Credit Card, and Criminal Mischief.

Officer Balajadia reports that Ferrer was the suspect whose picture appeared in social media and when he learned that, Balajadia says he “went into hiding”. 

However on Wednesday night, the Criminal Justice Strike Force learned of his whereabouts and converged on the “Yes Market” in Yigo where Ferrer was arrested.  

READ the release from Officer Balajadia below:

GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

TIYAN – As you may recall around January 16, 2014, there was a buzz on Social Media about a guy pretending to be with the Calvo/Tenorio Team trying to
sell campaign tickets. It was also reported that when people would answer their door this guy would force his way into their homes and rob them. A name and picture was also provided.

The Guam Police Department received a report of a vehicle being broken into, several Calvo/Tenorio Campaign Tickets were stolen from that vehicle, which confirmed that someone had the tickets and was trying to sell them.  However in regards to this person or others forcing their way into homes and robbing them, no one has come forward to confirm that.

The individual knew about his picture being on the social media and went into hiding. Last night the Criminal Justice Strike Force learned of his whereabouts and converged on Yes Market in Yigo. The individual was taken into custody and turned over to Criminal Investigations Section.

ARRESTED:

– Benjamin Jr. Weger Ferrer (BJ), m/Cham/18/Dededo, (Pictured on Social Media) for 3 Counts Burglary, 3 Counts Theft of Property,  Conspiracy, Fraudulent use of a Credit Card and Attempted Fraudulent use of a Credit Card.

– Eddie Lee Charfauros (LeeBoy, m/Cham/21/Dededo, for Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Fraudulent use of a Credit Card, and Criminal Mischief.

Both men were booked and confined.

A J. Balajadia
Guam Police Department Spokesperson