August 18, 2016
Maia Santos-Deguito, the former branch manager of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC)- Jupiter branch, posted bail after she was arrested on Wednesday—supposedly in relation to a perjury charge. According to the Makati police, Deguito was released around 1 a.m. Thursday after posting a P6,000 bail money and processing the necessary documents.
She was arrested Wednesday night in Makati City. Deguito allegedly facilitated the laundering of $81 million of stolen funds that were transferred from fictitious accounts at the RCBC Jupiter branch to casinos and junket operators. The money was stolen from the Bangladesh Bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.