Veteran actor Ricardo Cepeda was facing serious charges that might put him behind bars for life.
According to the reports from the authorities, Cepeda was caught in a restaurant in Caloocan City.
He was facing charges for syndicated estafa, a non-bailable charge that might put him locked up for life.
Syndicated estafa is an unlawful act consisting of five or more persons who intend to commit an illegal act, scheme, or fraud.
It’s unknown how much money was involved in the said case. However, syndicated estafa cases commonly involve significant amounts of money worth millions of pesos.
Cepeda is the former husband of veteran actress Snooky Cerna, and he also became part of Coco Martin’s longest show ‘Ang Probinsyano.’
In a past interview, Cerna described Cepeda as a good husband.
“I have to admit, yun ang main problem namin. Ricardo was a very good husband, wala akong masabi sa kanya. It was just that mahirap talagang pakisamahan yung isang taong… especially at that point, wala kaming trabaho, nawalan kami ng pera,” said Cerna.
“Tapos kailangan pa niyang sakyan yung mood swings ko, either mataas na mataas, haping-happy ako or down na down ako na ayaw kong bumangon sa kama, iiyak lang ako,” she added.
He’s currently under the custody of the QCPD.