Think Before You Forge Documents in Hong Kong – FDH Jailed For 4 Months Over Forged Termination Notice
Because of falsifying her employer’s notice of termination, a Filipina landed in jail and will be serving a jail term for four months as mandated by the Shatin Magistrates Court.
OFW Lorjean A. Mabborang, 27-years old, pleaded guilty to ‘making false representation to an Immigration officer and one count of forgery.
It was found out that the OFW submitted a falsified document which is the notice of termination from her previous employer when applying for a visa application. However, when the Immigration Department checked, the notice of termination was different from the ones submitted by her employer last January 2022.
Suspicion arise and the immigration officer investigated further. Mabborang confirmed that she altered the reason behind her termination and used it to make a false representation to make the Immigration officer approve her visa so she could still continue to work in Hong Kong.
Inside the OFW’s place of residence, the investigators found a copy of the notification which was altered by the Filipina. She will be jailed for four months for the charges which were given to her. The sentence will run consistently.
In Hong Kong, a person who uses a false instrument is set to be jailed for a maximum of 14 years. Meanwhile, those who make a false statement to an Immigration Officer will be facing up to 14 years imprisonment with a maximum fine of $150,000.