A PAIR admitted using fake identity documents to obtain work.

Appearing before Swindon Crown Court on Friday, Dyego Silveria Da Silva, 35, of Read Street, pleaded guilty to possession of false Italian and Portuguese ID cards and UK and Portuguese driving licences with improper intent. He admitted committing fraud by providing false ID documents to HCS Services to hire a van and to RAM Distribution Ltd to obtain work.

His co-defendant, Daniely Denicolo Da Silva Silveira, 32, also of Read Street, admitted possession of a false Portuguese identity document and fraudulently using a Portuguese ID document to obtain employment at GAP Personnel.

Both pleaded not guilty to fraudulently providing ID documents to open a Monzo bank account in 2020.

Bailing the man and woman to return for sentence on April 9, Judge Peter Crabtree said: “These are serious offences. They are serious because false identity documents can be used for all sorts of reasons and they facilitate breach of immigration rules and status rules in this country.

“You weren’t using them to facilitate travel into or out of the country so I am prepared to adjourn for reports. The starting point in both your cases is custody, but I’m going to ask the probation service to prepare reports that look at other options as well.”