A 37 year old nurse has been jailed for seven months by Wolverhampton Crown Court following an investigation into falsification of documents.
Richman Matinyadze, of Brierley Hill, originally from Zimbabwe, was granted temporary asylum in June 2006 but not a work permit, or access to public funds.
In total Mr Matinyadze earned about £25,000 between December 2007 and November 2009 working for Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust.
He found work as a care assistant at a healthcare centre, where he was paid £200 a week, but used a counterfeit passport to get the job. He later got work with the trust as a mental health nurse.
The judge credited him on his aptitude, describing him as a “good worker”. However, he added: “What you did undermines the system.”