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Queenstown bogus doctor and assistant charged with fraud and theft

A suspected bogus doctor and her assistant are to appear in court in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, reports Eyewitness News. They were arrested for allegedly practicing without a licence. Hawks officers, along with officials from the Health Department, took the pair into custody.

They'll be charged with fraud, theft and contravening the Medicines Act.

The report says it's alleged that from September last year, the woman had been practicing as a doctor, dispensing medication and writing sick notes.

The Hawks' Bonnie Nxumalo said that the two were nabbed after undercover officials visited her surgery for a consultation.

 

[link url="https://ewn.co.za/2021/01/25/two-arrested-in-ec-for-operating-without-medical-licences"]Full Eyewitness News report (Open access)[/link]

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