Claudine Barretto's PA Says The Actress Committed Theft Against HerDessa Cadelario Patilan, actress Claudine Barretto's personal assistant, filed a theft complaint against the actress for allegedly taking some P13,550 worth of money and gadgets from her.
In May of this year, Claudine put Dessa behind bars for apparently stealing some P8.5 million worth of jewelry and other expensive things from the actress. Dessa filed a case against Claudine on September 11 this year wherein she said the actress violated Article 308 of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines or theft.
According to Dessa, Claudine and some officials went to her room in the actress' house at Loyola Grand Villas on May 10 of this year. Claudine was with Michelle Barretto, Ma. Luisa Ponce Becher, PO3 Pelito Obligacion, PO3 Ibrahim Abdul and PO1 Wilfredo Cahayag.
Claudine and the police officers asked Dessa to spread all her things on the table near the pool. Dessa decided to leave all her things open since she was not hiding anything. Claudine apparently destroyed the teddy bear given by Sabina, the actress' adopted daughter.
She also took Dessa's savings worth P10,700. Claudine just gave her P700 as "panggastos." The actress even took Dessa's tablet worth P3,000, as well as its four-gigabyte memory card worth P500.
Claudine apparently also took the SIM card in her cellphone, which was worth P50. While this was happening, Dessa wasn't able to complain because she was very afraid of the policemen.
Dessa, through the complaint she filed against the actress, was asking for P13,550 as payment for damages, P50,000 for moral damages and P50,000 for exemplary damages.
Claudine's personal assistant signed her sworn statement before PC Inspector Ramon Santos of the administrative branch of the Marikina City Police Station. Claudine has yet to comment on the case filed against her.