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Architect fraudster reprimanded by court

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A woman from Oxfordshire has received a six-month suspended jail sentence after admitting that she falsified documents in order to register as an architect

Last week, Gurjeet Khela was ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work, pay £80 victim surcharge and costs awarded to the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Khela, of Banbury, had submitted documents for the ARB Prescribed Examination to gain equivalence to the Part 1 qualification.

A statement from the ARB said: ’Included was evidence that she had had completed three years of a four-year part-time course of study in a BA (Hons) Architecture course at Birmingham City University.

‘It became apparent to ARB that the documents she had submitted were false and that it was a deliberate attempt to become registered as an architect in the UK by fraudulent means.’

The case was brought under section 2(1) of the Fraud Act 2006.

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