A former senior South Australian public servant has admitted to using fake credentials to secure herself and her brother government jobs.
Veronica Hilda Theriault, 44, appeared in Adelaide Magistrates Court by video link from Perth on Thursday, and pleaded guilty to five deception and dishonesty offences.
Her brother, Alan Hugh Melville Corkill, entered guilty pleas on two charges.
The pair were arrested in September 2017 following an investigation by South Australia's Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Bruce Lander.
Theriault had been hired as the chief information officer in the South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet - a position with an annual salary of up to $244,000 - and employed Corkill on contracts worth $1500 a day.
To win the job, Theriault falsified identities to write herself references and made claims of experience she did not have.
Magistrate Elizabeth Sheppard on Thursday continued the pair's bail, and they will face the District Court for arraignment in September.
Theriault has appeared by video-link several times throughout the court proceedings with her failure to attend in person excused on the basis of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Her lawyer, Nic Kernahan, said he did not know whether she would be well enough to attend court next month.
But Ms Sheppard said that explanation was inadequate and ordered that she attend the next appearance in person.
In June, prosecutors questioned the authenticity of a medical certificate provided by Theriault given the nature of the charges against her.
Corkill, who appeared in person, made no comment to waiting media as he left court.