A former civil law notarial exam taker who worked for the Philippines’ National Civil Aviation Administration and the Philippine Civil Aviation Commission has been charged with money laundering and fraud, authorities said.
Sara Lourdes Aguilar, 42, is charged with receiving money from foreign nationals and falsifying official documents.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) said the arrest came just hours after a former civil-law exam takers who worked in the PNAA, the Philippine National Civil Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the PCABSC was arrested in connection with alleged fraud.
The PNP said Aguilar received nearly 1.4 million pesos ($719) from foreigners, and falsified official documents, the Inquirer newspaper reported on Monday.
The charges come after the former exam tacker was arrested on June 6 by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for allegedly embezzling more than $1 million.
The former examtaker, who had been working for the PNA, worked at the Manila offices of the PNAS and the Manila Civil Aviation Bureau.
He was arrested June 6 after authorities found the former PNA employee, who was also a PNA exam tester, had forged documents to obtain the PAPA exam and had obtained foreign passports.
The NBI also said Aguilas PNA certificate of graduation had been forged.
She had been a member of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) for a decade, and had been promoted to lieutenant colonel, it said.
The charges came days after the Philippine government and its defense ministry jointly launched a $100 million fraud investigation against two individuals for alleged fraud related to PNA exams.
The investigation was prompted by complaints that the former official who had earned the PDA certificate had falsified his records to obtain a PAPAs certificate, the PNP reported.