Woman fined $150,000 after forging birth certificates for passports

A woman was yesterday fined $150,000 after she admitted to forging birth certificates for herself, her husband and their three children in a bid to obtain passports.

If she fails to pay the fine, Seeta Persaud will have to spend six months in prison, Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry ordered yesterday, when the case was called in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court One.

“Yes. I have made a mistake. Now, I realise and I apologise for it,” Persaud said.

When asked whether she knew that the certificates were forged, Persaud responded in the affirmative.

The woman accepted that on June 23, at the Central Immigration and Passport Office, she uttered to Orin Parris …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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