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Meet The Woman Behind The Metrobank 1.7B Pesos Fraud Scandal

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Last Friday, July 21, 2017, the Philippines were surprised with the news stating that an executive from the second largest bank in the country got arrested after being involved with an alleged million-peso fraud case.

Based on the official statement released by Metrobank, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have arrested Maria Victoria Lopez, Makati branch’s vice president for corporate services who is said to be the mastermind of the P900-million internal fraud.


In the same statement, Metrobank assured customers that other account holders will not be affected by the said fraud case and will operate business as usual.

The 54-year-old bank executive is now detained at the NBI Manila headquarters after being accused of funneling loans using fake account under the name of the legit corporate client, Universal Robina Corporation. She was also charged with qualified theft, falsification of documents, and violation of the General Banking Law.

It is said that the funds were taken by Lopez allegedly went straight to other accounts and financial institution controlled by Lopez herself. But who is this Maria Victoria Lopez and what is her lifestyle beyond her job at Metrobank?


Facebook page, TOP CARS Manila exposed that Lopez has been living a lavish lifestyle while working with Metrobank for almost 30 years. Having a salary of P250,000 a month, Lopez could afford to live in an executive village in Quezon City and own 9 cars with Range Rover being the cheapest among her rides.

Although the source didn’t mention how many children Lopez has, some of them are reportedly studying in the United States.

She also owns the glamorous Manage Premier Salon which has 5 branches in posh communities and shopping malls around Metro Manila.

Meanwhile, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas charged Metrobank with P1 billion fines over the said incident. They also assured that regulators are now investigation Lopez’ fraud case.

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