Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

False nurse charged

A woman pretending to be a registered nurse and working at a Vancouver hospital has been charged with fraud.

Brigitte Cleroux, 49, has been charged with fraud over $ 5,000 and personality with intent.

Cleroux remains in custody until her next court hearing.

The charges were approved by the BC Prosecution Service following a Vancouver Police investigation.

VPD launched the investigation in June after being told that an employee at BC Women’s Hospital had fraudulently identified herself as a nurse while working there between June 2020 and June 2021.

The investigation showed that the woman fraudulently used the name of a real nurse while providing medical care to patients in the hospital.

“Our detectives worked with the Ottawa Police Service, which conducted a parallel investigation of the same suspect,” Const said. Tania Visintin. “We do not yet know how many people in Vancouver may have received treatment from the fraudulent nurse, but we are working with the Provincial Health Services Authority to identify patients who may have had contact with her.”

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