Woman allegedly posed as a nurse while working at the Vancouver hospital

Vancouver –

Criminal charges have been filed against a 49-year-old woman who allegedly posed as a nurse while working at a Vancouver hospital – something she is also accused of doing elsewhere in Canada.

The woman allegedly used the name of a real nurse while “providing medical care to patients” at BC Women’s Hospital, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

She worked at the hospital for a full year – from June 2020 to June 2021 – and it is still unclear how many patients’ care may have been affected.

“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,” Const said. Tania Visintin said in a press release.

Visintin said local detectives worked with the Ottawa Police Service, which conducted a parallel investigation into the same suspect, which resulted in charges back in September.

Brigitte Cleroux is charged with fraud over $ 5,000 and intent with intent in British Columbia, where she remains in custody pending her next trial.

In Ontario, she faces additional charges of criminal negligence that have caused bodily harm, assault with a weapon, publication of forged documents and other matters.

The Ottawa Police Service said the accused, who is from Gatineau, Que., Worked at an Ottawa medical and dental clinic. Police have not named the facility where she worked.

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