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.