Philippines National Suspected In $3M Theft From Ontario Employer
ONTARIO (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public’s help Thursday in locating a Philippines national suspected of stealing more than $3 million from his Southland employer.
Conrad ‘Tracy’ Maglaque Enriquez, 57, of Lakewood, is suspected of stealing more than $3.15 million from circuit board manufacturer J.R. Controls, according to Ontario Police.
Enriquez was employed as the controller of J.R. Controls beginning in 2003 and had sole oversight and control of the company’s finances, police said. In December 2012, the owner restructured the company due to poor performance and Enriquez was terminated.
A later review of company records showed that starting in April 2004 and continuing until Enriquez was terminated, more than 169 checks totaling $3,155,717 were made payable to Enriquez, police said.
Investigators say he used the Philippines National Bank Remittance Center to send the majority of the stolen money back to the Philippines.
Homeland Security records reportedly show that Enriquez flew to Manila, where he is believed to have family ties, during the first week of January 2013.
While there is no record of him departing from the Philippines, police say Enriquez does have dual citizenship and may have returned to the U.S. using his Philippines passport.
The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has filed a felony criminal case against Enriquez. A $6 million warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Anyone with information about Enriquez’s whereabouts is urged to call Ontario Police Detective B. Hurst at (909)395-2872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.