Two Taguig City policemen and 52 others were charged by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in connection with the alleged anomalous encashment of stolen checks worth P7.63 million from the Philippine National Police (PNP) Provident Fund Inc.
In an investigation report, Major Crimes Investigation Unit (MCIU) Chief Senior Supt.
Heriberto Olitoquit said live-in partners PO3 Jovelyn Agustin and PO3 Orlando Belen, together with Mervelyn Taguilaso, orchestrated the encashment of 78 stolen Provident Fund checks at the Land Bank of the Philippines branch in Bicutan, Taguig City in October 2013.
The anomaly was discovered last year.
Complaints for qualified theft and theft through falsification of public documents were filed against the suspects. The two policemen are also facing administrative charges.
Investigation revealed that Agustin, who was then the loan processor at the Provident Fund, stole the checks.
Belen and Taguilaso, on the other hand, recruited persons to pose as PNP Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) and encash the checks in exchange for P3,000 to P4,000.
In September this year, CIDG personnel searched the residence of Taguilaso in Las Piñas City, resulting in the recovery of five fake police IDs and one bank notice that matched the file of Land Bank of the Philippines-Bicutan.