Man steals from his mother to fuel meth addiction


This past Sunday, Guam Police Department responded to a walk-in complaint at the Dededo precinct.

According to a magistrate’s report, the female victim claimed that her son, 33-year-old Nicolas Tomas Bamba took her bank card and stole approximately $4,000.

The mother reports that she saw that her son was losing a lot of weight in the past few weeks.

Research shows that sudden weight loss can be a sign of meth use.

The magistrate’s report says that the mother noticed her bank card went missing after she was with her son at a store buying clothes.

The report also adds that the victim went to the bank to report her card missing when she was informed of the multiple transactions in the last few days.

Upon police interview, Bamba admitted to taking the card and withdrawing an unknown amount of money at different ATMs during the month of December.

Bamba adds that the last time he used the card, the atm machine did not return the card, and the thought he was caught.

Allegedly, court documents say that Bamba claims that he used the money for buying methamphetamine.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.