A government worker received envelopes of cash for helping Portuguese nationals to get driving licences.

Karen Oliveira used her position at the Transport Control Department to sign off applications for individuals who had not passed their theory tests.

The 40-year-old former reserve police officer received around $4,000 for her part in the scam.

Mrs. Oliveira, who is a single mother of a nine-year-old girl, has since paid the cash back to the government.

Today at Magistrates' Court she was given a two-year conditional discharge.

The court heard Mrs. Oliveira had helped police with further investigations into the scam.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner said: "You were sucked in to this scam and find yourself here today."

Mrs. Oliveira of Craddock Road, Sandys admitted one count of corruption.