By Ramona Luthi
A woman and her fiance, both of China, were earlier today fined $100,000 for producing fraudulent visas to a Caribbean Airlines representative.
Yang Fengqia, 31, and Yao Liwei, 37, both of China appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates Court.
They both pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that on September 10, 2016, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Timehri, East Bank Demerara with the intent to defraud R. Mcfoy, a Custom Service agent of Caribbean Airlines, one People of the Republic of China’s passport holding numbers E50174580 and E73433258 respectively, in favour of themselves with a forged Canadian visa holding numbers C126872082 inserted on page 23 and C130182413 inserted on page 8, respectively, with knowledge of same being false.
Their representing Attorney, Paul Fung-A-Fat made a petition for leniency stating that the defendants were both sorry for what they did and would like to return home to seek medical attention for Liwei who was suffering from pyle.
However the prosecution contended that both defendants admitted to paying a male US$2,000 for the fake visas.
Both were fined or will face a default of four weeks imprisonment upon failure to pay the fine. Both are to be escorted to the airport where they will be deported.