Glasgow & West Scotland

Nurse Doreen Mutasa used 'false papers' for job

A woman has admitted having false documentation which allowed her to work as a nurse with Scotland's largest health board.

Asylum seeker Doreen Mutasa, 31, was refused leave to stay in the UK in 2004 but was granted a temporary stay in 2010 on the condition that she did not work.

The UK Border Agency later discovered that the Zimbabwean national had been using a false UK residence permit.

Mustasa worked with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde from 2008 until 2012.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard Mutasa came to the UK from Zimbabwe in January 2001 and was granted a visa.

Personnel file

While working at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow in May last year, she handed her Zimbabwean passport to her line manager.

This had in it a false UK residence permit which was photocopied and put into her personnel file.

The UK Border Agency investigated Mutasa in September this year, during which the offence came to light.

Following her conviction, Mutasa's bail was continued and sentence was deferred until next month.

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