Category: Civil Law Jurisprudence
CHUA BRUCE V. CA
331 SCRA 1
After a physical count of the money bundles in the vault, it was found out by management that the bank had a shortage of money. An investigation was conducted and one of those questioned was the cash custodian. Unable to give reasonable explanation, a case of estafa was filed against her.
Juridical possession means a possession which gives the transferee a right over the thing which the transferee may set up even against the owner. A cash custodian’s possession of the cash belonging to the bank is akin to that of a bank teller both being mere bank employees.