Need advice in behalf of an acquaintance who has a daughter currently in jail for qualified theft.
According to the accused(daughter), she received a call that her employer had an accident and needed to bring jewelries, etc to an instructed location and hand over to a person. 2 months palang sya sa Manila galing ng probinsya and presumably hindi alam ang modus na ito. To cut the story short, naibigay nya ang mga alahas.
Now, the employer filed a qualified theft case against her. the value of the properties lost is approx PH 600k.
Dahil walang pera and walang masyadong alam sa batas and kakilala ang pamilya nitong accused, hindi alam kung ano ang mga pwede nilang gawin. The accused has been in jail for abt a year and is represented by a PAO lawyer. Naka apat na hearing na sila pero hindi umaatted ang complainant.
Ang understanding ng mother is mailalabas lang ang anak nya if they pay the entire amount of PH 600,000. The mother tried contacting the employer pero ayaw makipag usap.
i hope you can help with e following questions:
1. Bailable po ba ang kaso? If so, magkano?
2. Is there a valid case against the accused?
3. What other advice can you give for this case?