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Failed asylum seeker is spared prison
6:00am Saturday 22nd September 2012 in Crime
A FAILED asylum seeker, who worked seven days week in care homes has been spared an immediate prison sentence.
Southampton Crown Court heard Zimbabwean Victoria Mugodi had entered Britiain in 2004 with a student visa but remained after it expired and then obtained work under a false name.
Mugodi, 29, of Gordon Avenue, Southampton , admitted fraud and possessing an identity document with improper intention.
Judge Derwin Hope followed the recom-mendation of the probation service by passing a four-month suspended sentence with an order to carry out 150 hours unpaid work.
He told her: “Your legal status to remain here is for others to determine.”