A NURSE stands accused of fraudulently earning more than £100,000 in a job she was unqualified for.
Susan Kelly, 44, allegedly secured a job at a Newcastle NHS walk-in centre claiming she had a degree in health studies and a teaching qualification.
Mrs Kelly, of Kielder, Northumberland, appeared before magistrates yesterday charged with fraud, alongside her husband and co-accused Mark Kelly, 41.
The court was told during a period of sick leave bosses decided to check on her credentials.
Magistrates heard when management from the centre in Molineux Street, Byker contacted Sunderland University they were told Kelly had not completed her qualifications there.
Prosecutors allege that when Kelly was confronted about the fraud her husband, Mark Kelly, 41, created a false degree and teaching document.
The court heard Kelly had earned £108,000 between 2007 and 2010.
The couple, of South End, Kielder, entered no plea yesterday.