Lecturer faces jail term for fraud

August 14, 1998

A LECTURER convicted of defrauding Reading University out of Pounds 200,000 faces jail. Soraya Yuksel who also faked her qualifications was sacked from her Pounds 30,000 a year job last year after four years at Reading, having been recognised by a colleague who knew her from Turkey where she had also lied about her credentials. She absconded after the court verdict and this month reappeared under a different name at Warwick University where she was once again recognised. She has been remanded in custody for six weeks awaiting sentence.

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