AN ILLEGAL immigrant who used a false Dutch passport to obtain work at a Wigan food firm has been jailed for four months.
Liverpool Crown Court heard Divine Amadine, 30, came to this country from Nigeria and used the passport to get a job with Hitchen Foods at Ince in March 2006, as well as with a care agency in Preston.
During this time, she paid tax and National Insurance.
She was arrested on April 11 this year at Hitchen Foods and admitted using a forged document.
Amadine, of Linney Square, Scholes, pleaded guilty to four offences involving fraud, possessing a false passport, using it with intent to deceive and obtaining advantage by deception.
The court heard she is seeking asylum in this country.