A FRAUDSTER who passed himself off as a doctor to con cash out of medical staff at a Madrid hospital is under arrest.
Detenido un hombre que se hacía pasar por médico para estafar a sanitarios en #Madrid. Poseía un uniforme sanitario así como con una tarjeta identificativa a su nombre de especialista del Servicio de Inmunología de un centro hospitalario de la capital.#EsteVirusLoParamosUnidos pic.twitter.com/GGlqxW9ecH
— Policía Nacional (@policia) April 23, 2020
Officers intercepted the suspect during a police control.
At the time he was carrying a medical uniform and an ID card in the name of a supposed immunology service specialist at the hospital in the national capital.
Investigations revealed he had been seen on several occasions on the hospital and had allegedly tried to collect money from health workers, which he said was to buy personal protection materials. Investigators also discovered he has a record for scams.
It emerged that on this occasion he had been operating with another young man, who also pretended to be a doctor, and who police said they have still not identified.