Uni degree forger jailed for four years
2.00pm Friday November 10, 2006
An Auckland company director who forged university degrees so well they were "indistinguishable" from the real thing has been jailed for four years.
Rebecca Li, 35, appeared in Auckland District Court today for sentencing after a jury found her guilty last month of 49 charges of forgery.
The court heard the operation she ran for four years was "sophisticated and professional."
Some of the forged degree documents sold for $2000 each.
Li was also ordered to serve a minimum of two years in prison before she became eligible for parole, when the judge said if she was to serve the traditional one third of her sentence, it would not be enough to punish, deter and denounce her offending.