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Guildford councillor Monika Juneja denies fraud charges

A Guildford borough councillor has denied pretending to be a barrister to obtain a job with a south London local authority.

Monika Juneja, 36, pleaded not guilty to eight charges at the Old Bailey including giving false qualifications to Bromley Council.

Ms Juneja, of Doverfield Road, Guildford was bailed to await trial beginning on 11 May 2015.

The court was told the hearing is expected to last seven days.

Ms Juneja is charged with forgery, fraud by false representation, obtaining monetary advantage by deception and wilfully pretending to be a barrister.

It is alleged she constructed false letters from the University of Greenwich and the BPP Law School outlining qualifications that she did not hold.

It is also alleged that she pretended to be a barrister and that she provided recruitment agencies with untrue or misleading information about her CV, as well as supplying false qualifications to secure employment with Bromley Council.

The alleged offences took place between July 2000 and May 2014.

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