Kitty woman jailed for fake passport
Thirty-one-year-old Unique Angelica Hope was sentenced to six months imprisonment and fined $40,000 by Magistrate Faith McGusty after she pleaded guilty to making a false declaration in order to obtain a Guyanese passport.
Hope of Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown, admitted that on January 17, 2018, at the Central Immigration and Passport Office, Georgetown, for the purpose of procuring a new passport, she signed a written document stating that she was Coretta Hope.
Hope made her first court appearance in January 2019 where she had denied the allegation and was granted $100,000 bail by Magistrate McGusty with the condition that all her passports be lodged at the court.
But she was unable to post bail and so on Wednesday, Hope changed her plea and confessed to committing the crime to take care of her child.
News Room understands that Hope was deported from Barbados to Guyana after she overstayed her time in that country.
She then obtained another passport in Guyana under the name ‘Onika Ann Benjamin’ and went back to Barbados but was deported again for overstaying.
On January 17, 2018, Hope along with her mother, went to the Central Immigration and Passport Office and applied for a passport under the name of ‘Coretta Hope’, who is her differently abled sister.