Guildford Dragon reports – Councillor, Accused of Pretending To Be a Barrister, Charged With Seven Offences

Cllr Monika Juneja

Cllr Monika Juneja, (Con, Burpham) has today (13 August) been charged with seven offences, including one count of wilfully pretending to be a barrister contrary to the Legal Services Act 2007.

A police statement said that 35-year-old Cllr Juneja: “… was also charged with two offences contrary to the Fraud Act 2006, three offences contrary to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, and one count of pecuniary advantage contrary to the Theft Act 1968 when she returned to Guildford Police Station earlier today.

“The Crown Prosecution Service has been consulted throughout the investigation.

Juneja was bailed last week to allow the CPS to review the case and reach a charging decision, which has resulted in the charges today.

It is understood that Ms Juneja has been released on bail and is due to appear at South West Surrey Magistrate’s Court in Guildford on September 2 2014.

Cllr Juneja, the lead councillor for planning at Guildford Borough Council, told The Guildford Dragon News that she has: “No comment.”