Fake Doctor Worked for 5 Months at Spanish Hospital

A fake Spanish doctor spent five months working in an emergency room despite not having any medical training, El Pais newspaper reported Wednesday.

The "doctor" was given a job in the hospital in the eastern city of Valencia last year after claiming a bogus medical degree.

Staff and patients did not make any complaints about the fake doctor's performance during the five-month period, and "nobody suspected a thing," a hospital source said.

The fraud was discovered when the human resources department of another hospital conducted a background check and had suspicions about the degree certificate.

The woman, who immediately quit and disappeared, faces charges of intrusion and fraud.

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