Defendant applied to GPF with forged birth certificate

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HARRAN Foster, 18, of Lot 89 One Mile Extension, Wismar, Linden, appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson on Tuesday, charged with uttering a forgery.

He pleaded not guilty to the offence, particulars of which said, on July 15, 2009, at Felix Austin Police College, Eve Leary, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he uttered a forged birth certificate, knowing it to be false.
The defendant, who was unrepresented by counsel, told the Court he had been coached, since he was 15 years old, to forge the document in order to play a football game.
Police Inspector Stephen Telford, prosecuting, said Foster applied to join the Guyana Police Force (GPF) with the bogus certificate and, while his application was being processed, the falsity was detected.
Foster was granted $75,000 bail until July 15.