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Dublin woman accused of using fake passport to get Aviva Stadium job

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Dublin's Aviva Stadium
Dublin's Aviva Stadium

A CARE assistant is facing trial accused of using a bogus passport to get a catering job at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Esther Daniel (38) with an address at Bellgree Rise, Tyrellstown, Dublin is charged under the Theft and Fraud Act with using a UK passport in the name of another woman as a false instrument at the stadium on Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4, on February 2 last.

Judge Michael Walsh heard at Dublin District Court that it was alleged she was working as a catering assistant at the stadium.

She had a genuine UK passport in the name of another woman but it was alleged her photo was inserted, the court was told.

Judge Walsh heard the passport's bio-date page was counterfeit. The court heard she currently works as a care assistant and she co-operated with gardai.

Judge Walsh refused jurisdiction meaning the case will be sent forward to the Circuit Court which, on conviction, has tougher sentencing powers.

Ms Daniel was remanded on continuing bail to appear again on a date in November when she will be served with a book of evidence and returned for trial. She has not yet indicated how she will plead.