Salary loan racket busted; artist producing fake payslips nabbed PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:59

Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation led by Regional Director Ferdinand Lavin arrested a desktop publishing artist for manufacturing fake documents like payslips and identification cards for teachers during a raid in Tetuan Tuesday afternoon.

Arrested was Paul Deejay Notarion.

The raid was carried out on the strength of search warrant issued by the court.

Before the raid, Carmen Linda Aguado, manager of AC&C lending ventures corporation, filed a complaint with the NBI regional office after discovering documents like payslips and identification cards submitted by 34 public school teachers in applying for salary loan were fake.

In an interview, Aguado said it was Carla Fonollera, a teacher of Tumaga Elementary School, who endorsed the 34 teachers to apply for loan with AC&C.

At the same time, Fonollera stood as co-maker in the transaction.

However Aguado said that after the company approved their loan, the management observed that some of the teachers could not pay their obligations on time.

A certain Sherry who introduced herself as a teacher and also a friend of Fonollera applied for a loan but was not granted after the management noticed some discrepancy  in her requirements.

Later on Sherry went to the lending office and told Aguado that she is not a teacher.

She also admitted that out of 34 teachers who were granted salary loan, only 28 were real teachers and six were unemployed person

Sherry added that all the payslips and the six identification cards of the fake teachers were fake as well.

Moreover, Sherry said it was Notarion, a friend of Fonollera who manufactured the fake payslips and identification cards.

The purpose of falsifying fake payslips is to show to the lending company that they have enough take-home pay for the firm to approve their loan application.

Then the management of the lending firm went to the house of Notarion and took some video while he was manufacturing fake documents.

After the complaint was presented to the NBI, the bureau applied for a search warrant from the court which was immediately granted.

During the raid at Notarion’s house, NBI agents recovered several fake ARMM PNP identification cards and other public documents.

Aguado said the management lost more or less P400,000 from the 34 loan grantees.

In addition, the management is also verifying the payslips of some other teachers who were also granted loans.

Meanwhile the NBI said that aside from AC&C, there are also other lending companies who may have been victimized under similar modus operandi.

The NBI took Notarion to the city prosecutor’s office for inquest for estafa through falisification of public document.

NBI agents were also trying to locate Fonollera and the 34 suspects for their arrest and the filing of same charges. — Dan Toribio