Former TV star’s faked documents

Jordan Ray Finlayson outside court. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Monique Harmer

A disgraced former reality TV star and model who used fake medical certificates to avoid reporting to police while on bail for drug driving has had her sentencing delayed so she can get a psychologist report.

Jordan Finlayson pleaded guilty to four counts of using a false document to influence the exercise of public duty in January.

The 32-year-old competed on Beauty and the Geek in 2011 before her meth-fuelled fall from grace, and was convicted late last year of driving while on drugs.

At the time, Finlayson was required to report to Mascot police three times per week.

Jordan Finlayson pleaded guilty to giving fake medical certificates to police. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Monique Harmer

Court documents revealed she used fake medical certificates from multiple doctors to explain failures to report beginning in August 2023.

On at least four occasions, Finlayson presented police with certificates stating she was unfit for “work or study” on days she was supposed to report to police.

At the time, the certificates – including from an online healthcare consultant – were deemed to be legitimate and were uploaded to the NSW Police system.

It was only after a raid by police on Finlayson’s Sydney hotel room in November that the authenticity of the medical certificates were thrown into doubt.

Police unearthed multiple certificates on phones in the room booked by Finlayson’s partner Deha Kelecki, who was wanted on an arrest warrant at the time.

Believing the medical certificates were not genuine, police were granted a digital access order to view the contents of Finlayson’s phone in December.

Ms Finlayson was convicted and sentenced her to an 18-month supervised community correction order in October for drug driving. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Monique Harmer

According to court documents, Finlayson had told police when they attended her Zetland home she had recently changed the PIN to her phone and “could not remember it”.

After providing a number of possible passcodes which were later identified to be incorrect, Finlayson apologised to police and provided the PIN to the phone.

Detectives later found multiple medical certificates on the device, including some dated to July 2023. They had different fonts.

The following week, police interviewed doctors and staff who had provided the certificates who confirmed they had only provided notes for the July absences.

On January 5, Finlayson attended Mascot police station after being contacted by police, where she was arrested and entered into custody in regard to the fraud.

Cronulla Sharks Cheerleaders for net Galleries. Jordan Finlayson 21. Pic: Adam Ward
Ms Finlayson is a former NRL cheerleader and contestant on TV show Beauty and the Geek. Picture: Instagram

“ (Finlayson) participated in an interview and made admissions in relation to the medical certificates, identifying that she presented them,” the documents state.

“However, she made no comment in relation to the origin of the medical certificates or knowledge of them being fraudulent.”

Finlayson told police she was about to commence residential rehab for drug addiction, but was unable to provide more accurate information because of her drug use.

The 32-year-old appeared at the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday wearing a black halter-dress where she was due to be sentences.

But her lawyer asked Magistrate Susan Horan for an adjournment to allow a Sentence Assessment Report to be completed and for his client to get a report from a psychologist.

Finlayson will return to court in April for sentence.