(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A Filipina who forged the birth certificate of her illicit child by impersonating a married workmate, was sentenced to two years in prison by the Court of First Instance on Monday.
According to prosecution records, the 27-year-old defendant forged the copy of a colleague's passport by pasting her photo.
She then submitted the forged passport copy to a local hospital and managed to get a birth document issued for her girl child conceived out of wedlock. She then submitted that birth document and the original passports of the complainant (her colleague) and her husband, without their consent, to the Preventive Medicine Department of the Ministry of Health and got the birth certificate issued for her illicit child.
The complainant and her husband were accordingly registered as the child's parents.
She was found guilty of charges of forgery, use of authentic document belonging to others, and illicit consensual sex.
She will be deported after serving her sentence which currently remains subject to appeal at the Court of Appeal within 15 days.
The complainant, a 31-year-old working Filipina, said in the investigation that the defendant worked in the Human Resources Department in the same company where she and her husband worked.
In August last year, the defendant requested her passport and that of her husband's on the pretext that the Free Zone Authority would want to verify them.
They gave her their passports which the defendant returned some time later.
In March, the complainant knew that the defendant was arrested in connection with a case.
She also found out that the defendant had forged the copy of her passport and that the complainant and her husband were registered as the child's parents.
A criminal complaint was filed against the defendant at Al Qusais police station.
The defendant admitted in the investigation that she had an illicit baby girl and that she had submitted false documents as she was delivering her baby at a local hospital in June last year.