Israeli fugitive caught By Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 18, 2013 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines -One of Israel’s most wanted fugitives, who reportedly duped his compatriots of more than $1 million in a check clearing scam, was apprehended by the Bureau of Immigration (BI), an official said yesterday.
Niv Borsuk, 35, was arrested in Makati City on Aug. 8 by agents from the BI’s fugitive search unit, according to BI officer-in-charge Siegfred Mison.
Borsuk is the subject of an Interpol red notice, Mison said. The Israeli reportedly used the passport of his brother, Tamir, when he fled to the Philippines in 2010.
“Forensic test conducted by Israeli authorities confirmed that his fingerprints in our I-Card database matched that of his brother,” Mison said.
Borsuk has been illegally staying in the country as the passport he used was canceled in 2011 when his brother reported its loss, Mison said.
According to the Interpol, the foreigner is wanted on charges of multiple counts of fraud that he allegedly committed between 2009 and 2011.
Nation ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 Borsuk is also wanted by the United States’ Department of Transportation after he was charged in 2003 with conspiracy, extortion, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Borsuk and his co-accused owned a Florida-based moving company. According to court documents, in 2001 they offered low estimates for its services, then held their customers’ goods hostage until the customers paid inflated prices.
Borsuk has reportedly invested in some businesses in Metro Manila.
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