A woman who faked cancer to trick her employer out of nearly £90,000 has been jailed for four years and five months.
Patricia Robertshaw, 42, pretended to have radiotherapy to acquire three months' sick pay from Yorkshire Cancer Research in Harrogate.
She admitted four counts of fraud and one of forgery at a previous York Crown Court hearing.
The court heard her scheme started in April 2016 and was eventually discovered in November 2017.
Robertshaw, of Gisburn Road, Barrowford, Lancashire, also used three fake degree certificates to apply for jobs at other companies while off work.
The court heard she used the same fraudulent documents to attain her role as a partnership and events manager at the charity.
Prosecutor Robert Sandford said the documents boosted her salary with a £10,250-a-year pay rise, which she earned for seven months, earning a total of £86,833 while working at the charity between September 2015 and November 2017.
Her lies unravelled when colleagues scanned the QR codes she had submitted on sick note forms and found they were invalid.
Sentencing her, Judge Andrew Stubbs QC said: "Embedded in the charity as you were, you would have known the good that money would have done.
"Those claims were as bogus as the qualifications you had used.
"This led to you claiming, without any apparent sense of shame, that you had cancer while working for a cancer charity."
Mr Sandford told the court Robertshaw, who pretended to have treatment at the Airedale General Hospital in Bradford and at Barrowford Surgery in Nelson, Lancashire, refused independent health assessments offered by her employer on two occasions, and even went as far as forging sick notes.
While on sick leave she applied and received a conditional job offer at Manchester City Council for an events and commercial role, which would have paid her a salary of £49,313, the court heard.
The court was also told she forged certificates while working at Leeds Beckett University, saying students had passed their qualifications.
The university had to pay £500 settlements to 36 of those students who were given invalid certificates.
Catherine Silverton, defending, said she had a history of mental health difficulties and had a borderline personality disorder.
She said Robertshaw expressed "deepest remorse and regret" for the offences.