A TAIWANESE woman facing forgery charges since 2017 in a district court in Taiwan was recently arrested in the Philippines, the immigration bureau reported on Tuesday.

The fugitive forged a financial instrument to defraud a Taiwanese victim of about US$14,000, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said.

Immigration Chief Jamie H. Morente issued an arrest warrant against the woman upon the request of Taiwanese authorities based in Manila.

A probe by the BI’s fugitive search unit showed that the Taiwanese national had been in the Philippines for more than five years and is an overstaying alien under a tourist visa.

She was caught at a condominium unit in Quezon City.

She is detained at the BI warden facility while awaiting deportation proceedings. — John Victor D. Ordoñez