by Nick Delgado
Guam - A 33-year-old man who allegedly scammed residents into giving monetary donations claiming he needed the funds to help with travel and funeral expenses for his child who he claims died back in the mainland was indicted by a Superior Court grand jury. Estanislao Babauta Matagolai faces charges of theft by deception as a 3rd degree felony and impersonation as a 3rd degree felony.
Matagolai was arrested after the victim who made a $1,000 donation filed a complaint with police. GPD also believes he may be connected to similar scam stories that were reported to criminal investigators.