Illegal immigrant jailed

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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.