Woman charged after falsely posing as nurse in B.C. hospital for a year: police

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Vancouver police say a woman is facing charges after falsely posing as a nurse after working all year at a Vancouver hospital.

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Vancouver police say Brigitte Clorox, 49, acted under the pretext of fraud at BC Women’s Hospital between June 2020 and June 2021.

The police allege that he took care of patients in the hospital using the name of the original nurse.

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“Our detectives worked closely with the Ottawa Police Service, conducting a parallel investigation of the same suspects,” VPD Const. Tania Vicintin said.

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“We do not yet know how many people in Vancouver may have received treatment from a fraudulent nurse, but we are working with the provincial healthcare authority to identify patients who may have had contact.”

Ottawa police allege that Clorox falsely posed as a nurse while working at a medical and dental clinic in the city where she gave medicines and injections to patients.

He launched an investigation into Clorox after receiving a tip that he had used aliases and assumed the identities of registered nurses.

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It was not immediately clear how many patients Clorox worked on in Vancouver, what duties or services it provided, or whether there were any adverse consequences related to its work.

The Provincial Health Services Authority, which operates BC Women’s Hospital, confirmed that “a person representing himself as a licensed RN” was no longer employed at the hospital.

“We can assure the public that we are reviewing this matter thoroughly to determine how it happened, any internal processes that may have contributed to this, and the impact on patients. PHSA VPD and will next week communicate directly with potentially affected patients who have been confirmed with this individual,” a spokesperson said.

In June, the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives issued a public advisory, warning that a woman calling herself as Melanie Smith, Melanie Thompson or Melanie Clorox could not identify herself as a registered nurse. I was catching a liar.

“BCCNM reminds all employers in all practice settings of their obligation to verify registration status for new employees in the roles of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives with BCCNM nurse verification Or babysitter verification on the BCCNM website or by directing the inquiry to the BCCNM Registration Department,” it said.

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Ottawa police say Clorox, from Gatineau, Ky., in B.C., is facing charges of fraud and intent to impersonate more than $5,000.

In Ontario, she is facing charges of criminal negligence, causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, obtained by false pretense, uttering forged documents and using personality to gain advantage. Has been used.

Clorox appeared in an Ontario court on August 24.

She remains in police custody.

According to a CBC reportIn 2008, a woman by the name of Brigitte Clorox Marier was arrested and charged after allegedly impersonating a nurse in Alberta, and previously convicted of similar crimes in Ontario.

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