Sunday 23 October 2016

Carer faces trial over bogus UK passport

Tom Tuite

Published 15/10/2016 | 17:39

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A care assistant is facing trial accused of using a bogus passport to get a catering job at the Aviva stadium.

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Esther Daniel (38), with an address at Bellgree Rise, Tyrellstown, Dublin, is charged with using a British passport in the name of another woman as a false instrument at the stadium on Lansdowne Road last February 2.

Judge Michael Walsh heard at Dublin District Court that it was alleged she was working as a catering assistant at the stadium.

She had a genuine British passport in the name of another woman but it was alleged that her photo had been inserted, the court was told.

Judge Walsh heard the passport’s bio-date page was counterfeit.

The court heard that Ms Daniel currently works

as a care assistant and she had cooperated with gardai.

Judge Walsh refused jurisdiction, meaning the case will be sent

forward to the Circuit Court which, on conviction, has tougher sentencing powers.

Ms Daniel was remanded on continuing bail to appear again on a date next month, when she will be served with a book of evidence and returned for trial.

She has not yet indicated how she will plead.

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