A 40-year-old woman from Lynn has appeared before magistrates on three counts of faking hospital letters.
Sarah Fysh, of Tawny Sedge, did not enter a plea at the hearing at Lynn’s Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Fergus Harold, prosecuting, said that Fysh had been charged with a fraud matter in 2015, and was due to appear before magistrates in May of that year.
He said that she had claimed that her son had medical conditions and was due to have an operation on the same day.
It is alleged that Fysh sent a forged handwritten letter on headed paper, after which her case was adjourned until later in the month.
He said that the case was further postponed and two more letters which are said to have been false were sent.
The court heard that the fraud case was postponed until February last year, when the court management team carried out inquiries and the trial continued in her absence.
Mr Harold alleged that the defendant created these letters in the hope that her case would be adjourned or stopped altogether.
He said: “This has substantially interfered with the judicial process. While the trial was being postponed, the victim of the original fraud died.”
Mr Harold added that he did not believe it was “enough to deal with these matters” at the magistrates’ court.
The bench declined jurisdiction on the case and committed it to crown court.
Fysh is due to appear at Norwich Crown Court on March 27 on the three charges of making a false instrument with intent for it to be accepted as genuine.