When you get stuck along Beach Road, better take the Middle Road. This is a website for those who choose to tread Saipan's off the beaten path. * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * + * +

Mar 13, 2008

The Sweet Escape

Reading the news about the Island Medical Clinic and its plight made me realize I have several instances that I could share about an employee fleeing the "crime scene" in the CNMI. The certain employee Mr. Dolot immediately flew back to his home country, my guess would be the Philippines, just when the alleged scam was dug up by the Public Health. Its owner based on news said he was dubious when this employee bought a $15,000 car and wondered where he got the dough to purchase such expensive car for a non-resident worker.

This made me realize that I have known some non-resident workers that fled from the island for similar reasons. I know one employee of Century Hotel got away with alleged over $20,000 cash with him. The company didn't pursue but reported the case. I just found out another acquaintance that I used to bowl with also flew back home for the same reason. However, I heard he got more money from his company than the other.

Then I remember I was taking a friend to the airport and I saw someone I knew (close to a paper editor before) and she dashed from the cab with her backpack to the check in counter at the airport. I wondered why she was in a hurry. I wanted to say goodbye but a friend who was close to her said it was not a good idea. I didn't ask further why.

I found out that the woman left the island without consent from her employer. Again, why? I learned that the woman had to flee due to a case involving her colleague at work. I heard that her colleague stole covertly money from the company and she got afraid that she was going to be implicated with the case. Thus, she ran away.

Of course, the biggest case is the one that involved a MARPAC manager taking a huge sum of money.

What led them to such crime, obviously, financial difficulty. However, some just wanted to get a better car....

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting info, but what does this have to do with Island Medical Center?

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

People don't steal because of financial difficulty. The steal because they don't think they'll be caught.

KAP said...

That sounded more like scapegoating to me. A little CYA. 'And he did it while I was off serving the CNMI. This is the thanks I get.'

Let's wait a bit.

lil_hammerhead said...

My question is.. what is Century Hotel doing with $20,000 sittin' around? Suspicious.

If the only reason people stole was because they thought they'd get away with it.. we'd have no street signs left. Most people steal because they see no quicker way to meet some financial end. People steal what they think they need.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

That's garbage. People don't steal what they need. Have you ever heard of a mugger handing back change?

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

and lil, you and your nonsense logic, how much money can you make on street signs? you are so dumb it makes me want to pray for you. Ai yu'us, look at all the copper wire stolen. now that is something they can make moneys from. go shower, your stinking up the joint. i bet your wife hates you.

Saipan Middle Road said...

Sorry we don't use the "F" word here. Had to delete the comment but here it is. From that Anonymous:

"s blogger, why bother commenting on the fucking coward lil hammerhead. we are closer to revealing his identity. it is not a female. it is a male. he wants us to think he is female.

and lil, you coward &^%$, angelo is right. stop making excuses for thieves and burglars. lil, you are as dumb as they come. $20,000 can be earned in a day or two by the tan magnate. that is a typical deposit for big businesses, something you don't know anything about. dumb monkey.

saipan middle road, you direct all your traffic to lil, who is a coward and cannot back his shit up? why not redirect it to angelo or jeff? is it because you like cowardly monkey pods?"

Rick Jones said...

Also, who said that $20,000 was stolen all at once? May have been taken $500 or $1000 at a time, wouldn't really take that long and definitely wouldn't be noticed as fast.

People steal for all sorts of reasons. A friend of mine back in the States found herself taking food from work (she is a cook) because she couldn't make ends meet enough to feed her kids.

She is a good person, and replaced what she took, but her employer probably would have fired her if they had ever found out. If they had prosecuted, she would then be known as someone with a criminal record, making it even harder to find a decent paying job.

Of course, some people steal because they are just too damn lazy to find work, or because they are simple sociopaths.

lil_hammerhead said...

Wow, isn't the world "chock full" of lovely people? ;}

..Maybe the mugger needs more than what's in the purse?

Anonymous said...

Please....What does this have to do with Island Medical Center?

little bird said...

i heard from a reliable source who worked there until about 2 weeks before it was closed, that the problem with IMC was that the OWNER was consistantly taking money out of the account to pay for whatever--(he has kids in college, i think 2 or 3 in the states, bills etc) and so the blood and other specimens taken from NonResidents for their health certificates were not being processed because they didnt have the money to pay for the diagnostic fees. the blood was piling up in teh fridges to the point they were not being stored properly. now what will happen to those non residents... i dont know...

Anonymous said...

They should return their blood.

saipanboonieman said...

holy crap rev, you are not doing carlito any favors. lol!

rev said...

;-)

Anonymous said...

anyone watch tony glad's interview on the news last night? when asked about his accountant who fled to the philippines, he said, "IT'S TYPICAL OF FILIPINOS TO RUN AWAY FROM THEIR PROBLEMS."

i'm barely paraphrasing the south asian chap who has been residing in these parts for well over 2 decades, setting up and setting down a variety of businesses. (didn't he have his hand in real estate here?)

and the reporter glossed right by that comment, too. egad.

i suppose i'd overgeneralize too if i was left with yet another sunken business. damn the sneaky and cowardly ways of [insert ethnicity here].

Anonymous said...

anyone watch tony glad's interview on the news last night? when asked about his accountant who fled to the philippines, he said, "IT'S TYPICAL OF FILIPINOS TO RUN AWAY FROM THEIR PROBLEMS."

i'm barely paraphrasing the south asian chap who has been residing in these parts for well over 2 decades, setting up and setting down a variety of businesses. (didn't he have his hand in real estate here?)

and the reporter glossed right by that comment, too. egad.

i suppose i'd overgeneralize too if i was left with yet another sunken business. damn the sneaky and cowardly ways of [insert ethnicity here].

Marianas Pride said...

Glad I never went to island medical center. Looked pretty ghetto to me. And my kababayans don't run from their problems.

Weird Elle said...

Whoever blew the whistle on Island Medical Center should be commended.

That, or the Bureau of Environmental Health did what it's supposed to do -- to make sure every clinic on island complies with sanitation and other health standards. Maybe it's just a matter of time before we see IMC clients suing the clinic.

BEH's suspension order states that Island Medical Center has a history of “unlawful pattern or practice by issuing health certificates either without blood screening tests or on the basis of false, forged and/or altered lab test documentary results.” That's serious.

What's next, BEH?

HBM said...

Why would someone who's fleeing the CNMI rush through the airport? It won't make the plane leave any faster.

Skip Tracer said...

He wants to be seen by as few people as possible.

Running, however, is indeed counter-productive, as it calls attention to oneself, and could be considered circumstantial evidence of consciousness of guilt.

Translate: saipanmiddleroad.blogspot.com

 

About this site

This site is the Saipan Middle Roaders' blog--the wannabes, the frustrated ones, and the repressed ones...

There are several thoughts that have been written on paper, online or on the walls of every NMI building's bathrooms.

This site is for the geeks, for the shameless bitches, and for the restless drunks.

This site is for everyone.

Disclaimer:

Posts on this weblog are entirely the authors' opinions and views only.