A woman who forged documents to work as a strata manager has been sentenced to 18 months good behaviour and hit with a $2,162 fine by a NSW court.
Ye Sun, also known as Shelley Sun, pleaded guilty in Parramatta Local Court, in western Sydney, to making and using a false document.
“Ms Sun advised her employer that she was a registered certificate holder, however in fact she had never held a certificate of registration,” NSW Fair Trading commissioner Rod Stowe said.
Ms Sun originally worked as an assistant strata manager, but during her employment she was promoted to the strata manager’s position.
“She was asked by her employer on several occasions to provide her certificate of registration in order to display it at the business premises,” said Mr Stowe.
When Ms Sun produced a certificate, her employer noticed the paperwork’s appearance was unusual.
Ms Sun’s employer then contacted NSW Fair Trading, when she discovered that the certificate was a fake.
“During the course of Fair Trading’s investigation, Ms Sun admitted to forging the certificate of registration by using a copy of another certificate and altering the registration information to reflect her details,” he said.
Mr Stowe said Ms Sun operated dishonestly in an industry that requires integrity, honesty and transparency.
Ms Sun's case came the week after a Darwin-based real estate agent was convicted of forging the signature of his former boss in order to secure more commission than he was entitled to.