Man faced jail for pretending to be a doctor to find a lover

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: A doctor holds a stethoscope on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Doctors in the country are demanding higher payments from health insurance companies (Krankenkassen). Over 20 doctors' associations are expected to hold a vote this week over possible strikes and temporary closings of their practices if assurances that a requested additional annual increase of 3.5 billion euros (4,390,475,550 USD) in payments are not provided. The Kassenaerztlichen Bundesvereinigung (KBV), the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, unexpectedly broke off talks with the health insurance companies on Monday. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Nicholas Brett Delaney has pleaded guilty to attempted fraud and entering premises with intent after he was found out to act a doctor in two separated Australian clinics. The 25-year-old frequented Lady Cliento Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House in South Brisbane for 7 months fooling the staff to get access to the areas in hospitals which are available only for the doctors. While in these areas he stole identification to further prop up his act. He was caught on a fraud as he failed to pronounce some basic terms which he would have probably known if he were a doctor. Delaney, who will face sentencing on January 29, told detectives that he initially started to pretend to be a doctor in the hopes that he would find love and later he became friends with many of the staff members. Magistrate Stuart Shearer said that Delaney needed to evaluate the seriousness of his offences and appear in court with proper legal representation for his sentencing. You shouldn’t underestimate the seriousness of your offences. It’s hardly a trivial offence to be impersonating a doctor in a children’s hospital over an extended period of time,” Shearer said.


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