FEES has been approved by the BC Prosecution Service following a Vancouver Police investigation of a woman posing as a registered nurse while working at a Vancouver hospital.
VPD launched an 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, led by VPD’s Financial Crime Unit, 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 was conducting a parallel investigation into the same suspect,” Constable Tania Visintin said Thursday.
“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.”
Brigitte Cleroux, 49, has been charged with fraud over $ 5,000 and personality with intent. She remains in custody until her next court appearance.