At the Georgetown Magistrates Court on Wednesday, a Guyanese woman who admitted that she pretended to be someone else in an effort to obtain a Guyana passport under a false name, was sentenced to six months in jail.
The woman, Unique Hope, smiled her way into and out of the Courtroom. She appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty and offered not to waste the time of the Court.
The charge against her stated that on January 17th at the Central Immigration Office, in an attempt to obtain a new Guyana passport under a different name, the woman presented herself as Coretta Hope.
She was initially arrested and charged back in January but during her appearance yesterday, she decided that she needed to get over the case and opted to enter a guilty plea.
The woman was deported from Barbados for overstaying her time and working without a permit. She was attempting to get the passport in a new name to fly back out to Barbados, but alert Immigration Officers picked up the fraud.
She will be spending the next six months in jail in Guyana.