A lot of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) hire a caretaker for the upkeep of their properties in the Philippines, to ensure that the place doesn’t fall into ruins while they are working abroad. But one OFW was shocked to discover that she did not just lose her cars, she was also about to lose her home because her caretaker is selling it for Php5 million! Uh oh.
Marita Esseler works in the United States. She left her mansion and several vehicles with a caretaker in Pampanga. She had trusted him with her property and her money for a long time. But it was only recently that she realized he might be hiding something from her.
“Ang dami ko na napadalang pera medyo ninenerbiyos na’ko. Later on, sabi ko, ‘Bakit parang kulang na ang pinapadala niya sa’king mga resibo, hingi na ng hingi ng hingi ng pera,” Esseler said. She thought nothing about this irregular behavior, at first. But she soon learned that the caretaker had put her house for sale. Apparently, he already found a buyer who was willing to pay Php5 million for the property in Pampanga!
Although her vacation was supposed to be in January 2020, Esseler rushed to the Philippines in hopes that she could still save her home. In coordination with Police Capt. Leopoldo Cajipe, the director of CIDG-Angeles City, an entrapment operation was done. The caretaker had no idea that Esseler was already back in the Philippines and had alerted the cops about the would-be transaction. Under the watchful eye of the CIDG, the buyer paid the caretaker with the marked money.
“Noong natapos na yung transaction nila dun sa loob, ‘yun pumasok na kami. ‘Dun na namin nakita ‘yung mga pekeng documents, at the same time, ‘yung marked money natin,” Cajipe said. The
CIDG director also added that they found in the caretaker’s possession a fake land title and a special power of attorney with Esseler’s fake signature. The OFW was also shocked to learn that the caretaker had already disposed of her vehicles! Tsk. Tsk. Esseler is determined to file a case against the caretaker who would be facing charges of falsification of public documents and many others.
Source: ABS-CBN News