Former Sydney hospital staff is under investigation after impersonating a doctor. The 27-year-old had been employed at the hospital for eight months before being discharged from employment. Authorities determined on Monday, August 9, that she was not registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), which licenses medical workers in the country. The hospital requested her paperwork but she was unable to provide them. The individual was “immediately removed from their duties” and “fully supervised” throughout her stay at the hospital, according to a hospital representative.

The fake doctor failed her exams and allegedly falsified her documents to land a job. She had deceived both workers and patients during her eight months as a junior doctor. Furthermore, the news has shocked the hospital staff and the surrounding community alike. Several fraud accusations could be filed against the woman, but no charges have been brought yet. According to the hospital spokesperson, the institution is also undertaking an internal investigation.