A Woman is denounced by hundreds of people if there were any cheated with attractive travel offers which never materialized and caused total losses 700 million pesos.
In addition to the urban singer Marcianeke and the fan of the Chilean national team, several of his neighbors are among the victims. Mario Moreno better known as “Chapulin“.
Who is the scammer?
His name is Catherine Tellez a 35-year-old speech therapist, born and raised in the municipality of Lo Espejo in the metropolitan area.
After practicing his profession for a few years, at some point he decided to devise a plan that at times seemed perfect: to offer travel packages to a wide variety of destinations at a very affordable price. Unfortunately it was all a lie.
At the expense of many people’s money, Catherine earned a millionaire’s income This allowed him to make an important change in his life as he was able to see all corners of the world with his partner.
He is currently untraceable and according to the plaintiff’s lawyer Nicole Soto It is believed that he would soon flee the country.
The first victims
Accordingly Tamara Castro, When Catherine’s in-house counselor also fell victim to the scam, it all started with one thing Invitation to the Rosa Agustina Resort located in the municipality of Olmué, Valparaíso region.
“We went to Rosa Agustina, everything was wonderful, perfect, the place was very beautiful. Then the following month he told me.” “Tami, let’s go to Rosa Agustina, but with your sisters”, because we are seven sisters. And everyone said yes, because it’s difficult to go there when it’s expensive. “We all went and I invited a friend,” Tamara said.
While they remained on site, Catherine began to tell them that the supposed company she worked for had a certain arrangement with the resort.
“I never noticed because when I arrived at her house I saw her well dressed, with high heels, with handbags, very formal. She supposedly wanted to work Office that never existed. “He said he worked in a ministry, I actually believed that,” said his former home counselor.
Neighbors burned their belongings
Months passed and in the process Catherine decided to get married. It is said that no expense was spared in their marriage. Until then, the scam seemed to work perfectly. But gradually, statements from people claiming to have been deceived by her came to light.
Some of the victims claim they received tempting offers to travel to Brazil, Cancun, Miami, Punta Cana, Buenos Aires and Madrid. One of her neighbors even claims that Catherine offered two tickets to France, including hotel, for just $500,000.
After it was reported on social media, people in her neighborhood and families across the country finally realized they had fallen into her trap.
On September 10, those affected broke into the house Catherine was renting in Lo Espejo They took out all their belongings and burned them.
Marcianeke and “Chapulín” cheated
But not only are his victims unknown, he also dared to deceive entertainers.
This is the case with the singer Marcianeke, who was left without a return ticket from Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic.
Equally affected was a group of Chilean fans who traveled to Uruguay to see La Roja, led by the famous “Chapulin”. The offer was 300,000 pesos, including ticket and hotel.
“Aside from being attractive, the price was almost absurd.” Moreno recalls: “I told the person, ‘It must be a scam because the value is very low.’ And he told me: “No, we went to La Bombonera to see Colo Colo, he gave us all the service, in the end we were all happy.” And he showed photos and everything. And the person is a trusted friend, and I told him, ‘Now I believe you.’ I offered it to my friends and they all bought it,” he added.
The worst came when the game was over. There was neither a hotel reservation nor a return flight ticket.
“My face contorts in embarrassment.”
Catherine contacted one of the victims who recorded the conversation and the woman took her blame.
“My face contorts in embarrassment. Forgive me. I wish this could be solved. I will do everything possible. “I went very far away and I’m sorry that the whole problem was left to you and me to escape,” he said in the conversation.
“I didn’t bring any money because I don’t have any money. “There is nothing in the house even if you look,” he added.
Finally, he asserted that “he no longer knew what to do.” Maybe I’ll never see the children again.“