Brazilian Doctor Arrested For Using Fake Fingerprints

March 13, 2013 – As reported by The Province and Third Factor

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — A doctor in Sao Paulo was arrested after being caught using fake fingers made of silicone and imprinted with real fingerprints to defraud a hospital’s biometric punch-in clock, reports the newspaper O Globo. The doctor, Thauane Nunes Ferreira, was detained and released Sunday, said the news report. Ferreira confessed to using different fake fingers bearing the prints of 11 fellow doctors and 20 nurses in order to pretend they were showing up to work five overnight shifts each month, instead of just one, police said. Ferreira also said the staff at the Ferraz Vasconcelos Hospital paid $2,400 per month to participate. The doctor will face charges of falsifying a public document and could get two to six years in prison.

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