2 arrests in $40K card scam

INVESTIGATION: Kmart Guam is shown in this file photo. Kmart management filed a complaint of an alleged card scam, which led to a police investigation. Post file photo

An investigation by the Guam Police Department Criminal Investigation Division led to the arrest of two women in connection with $40,000 worth of alleged fraudulent card transactions.

The investigation was conducted after a complaint was filed by Kmart Guam management.

Arrested were:


• Candelaria Ferminia Acfalle Blas, 29 from Dededo, on suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card; theft of property; conspiracy and guilt established by complicity; and

• Abigail Maanao Caporno, 28, on suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card; theft of property; and conspiracy. 

The women were booked and confined.


The investigation stemmed from a report filed in September 2018. The complaint stated certain individuals were using a prepaid “My Vanilla” card which had a certain cash value.

Detectives discovered that the use of the cards between March 2018 through September of 2018 involved a total transaction of over $40,000. 

The case has been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General for prosecution.