Doctor uses fake fingers to defraud hospital

Doctor uses fake fingers to defraud hospital

POSTED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 9:04am

A newspaper in Brazil has reported that a doctor in Sao Paulo was arrested for using fake fingers made from silicone and imprinted with fingerprints to defraud a hospital's punch-in clock.

The report says Dr. Thauane Nunes Ferreira was detained and released on sunday.

The image above allegedly shows the doctor being caught on closed circuit television.

Police told the newspaper the doctor confessed to using different fake fingers having the prints of eleven fellow doctors and nurses to make it appear they were showing up to work on five overnight shifts each month instead of one.

The absent staff members paid the doctors $2400 every month to participate.

The doctor will be charged with falsifying a public document and could face two to six years in prison.

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