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Lady charged after falsely posing as nurse in B.C. hospital for a yr: police

Lady charged after falsely posing as nurse in B.C. hospital for a yr: police

Vancouver police say a lady falsely posing as a nurse is going through costs after working at a Vancouver hospital for a whole yr.

Vancouver police say Brigitte Cleroux, 49, labored at BC Girls’s Hospital between June 2020 and June 2021 underneath fraudulent pretenses.

Police allege she supplied care to sufferers on the hospital whereas utilizing the identify of an actual nurse.

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“Our detectives labored collaboratively with the Ottawa Police Service, which was conducting a parallel investigation into the identical suspect,” VPD Const. Tania Visintin mentioned.

“We don’t but understand how many individuals in Vancouver could have obtained therapy from the fraudulent nurse, however we’re working with the Provincial Well being Companies Authority to determine sufferers who could have had contact together with her.”

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Ottawa police allege Cleroux fraudulently offered herself as a nurse whereas working at a medical and dental clinic in that metropolis, the place she administered drugs and injections to sufferers.

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They launched an investigation into Cleroux after getting a tip she had used aliases and assumed the identities of registered nurses.

It was not instantly clear what number of sufferers Cleroux labored on in Vancouver, what duties or providers she supplied, or whether or not there have been any opposed outcomes regarding her work.

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International Information is looking for remark from the Provincial Well being Companies Authority, which operates BC Girls’s Hospital and the British Columbia Faculty of Nurses and Midwives.

Cleroux, who Ottawa police say is from Gatineau, Que., is going through costs in B.C. of fraud over $5,000 and personation with intent.

In Ontario, she’s going through costs of legal negligence inflicting bodily hurt, assault with a weapon, acquiring by false pretence, uttering solid paperwork and personation to realize benefit.

Cleroux appeared in an Ontario court docket on Aug. 24.

She stays in police custody.

In keeping with a report from the CBC, a lady by the identify of Brigitte Cleroux Marier was arrested and charged after allegedly impersonating a nurse in Alberta in 2008, and had been beforehand convicted of comparable offences in Ontario.

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