An immigration consultant cheated the New Zealand Government by using bogus documents to support a client's application to migrate, a court heard yesterday. Shirley Young Hsiao-ling also overcharged the client $80,000, prosecutor Mahinder Panesar told the District Court. Young, 25, denied three charges of theft and one of using false instruments. Ms Panesar said solicitor's clerk Susana Chan Yee-may, 50, approached 1NZ Company for help applying to migrate to New Zealand. Ms Chan testified yesterday that on April 22, 1995, she went to the company's office and met Young, who said the application fee would be $180,000. She paid a $50,000 deposit, completed an application form and signed several documents. She said she did not know what the papers were. Ms Panesar told the court it was 1NZ Company's policy not to charge more than $100,000 for a migration application. She said after Ms Chan paid the balance of her bill, Young transferred $110,000 into either her own bank account or that of her mother. Young had later returned $30,000 to 1NZ. Ms Chan's application was approved on September 30, 1995. But the New Zealand Immigration Service alerted the Commercial Crime Bureau when it discovered Ms Chan's application was lodged with false supporting documents, including certificates purporting to show she had earned a master's degree in science. Ms Chan's permission to migrate was not revoked. She still lives in Hong Kong. The trial continues before Deputy Judge Ian Candy.