Former Sydney hospital staff is under investigation after pretending to be a doctor. The 27-year-old had worked for eight months at the hospital before she lost her job. Authorities discovered on Monday, August 9, that she was not registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the organization that licenses medical staff in the country. She was exposed after the hospital asked for her documents but she could not provide any. A hospital spokesperson said that the woman was “immediately removed from their duties” and “fully supervised” throughout her time in the institution.

The woman failed her exams and supposedly faked documents to get the job. She fooled employees and patients alike while working as a trainee doctor for eight months, leaving the staff in the hospital and locals in shock after learning the news. The woman could face several fraud offenses, but no charges have been filed yet. The hospital is also conducting an internal investigation, according to the spokesperson.