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Bogus teenage ‘cardiologist’ bust

07 June 2016 - 20:46 By TMG Digital

A 19-year-old girl has been bust for posing as a cardiologist. The Krugersdorp-born teenager allegedly used a fake American cardiologist certificate to apply for a position as a cardiologist at the Pieterburg Hospital in Polokwane in Limpopo‚ for which she was shortlisted.“While she was sitting at the Department of Health offices in Polokwane waiting for her turn to be interviewed for the position‚ the teenager got more than what she bargained for when the Hawks pounced on her‚” said Hawks spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda.He added that further investigation had unearthed the suspect did not have a Grade 12 certificate.Prior to her shortlisting for the post at the Pietersburg Hospital‚ she had already been introduced to the staff at the Netcare Hospital in Polokwane where she was supposed to take up a post as a cardiologist‚ Netshiunda said.He added that the suspect would appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of fraud...

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