Fake nurse in Quebec discovered and fired — after 20 years on the job

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Health officials in Quebec have discovered that a woman who had been working as a nurse and caring for hospital patients for 20 years was an impostor.

The health authority in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of eastern Quebec fired the woman this month from her position at the hospital in Jonquière.

The health authority said the woman managed to get hired and keep her job by providing the nursing licence number of someone with the same name.

Her ploy was discovered a few weeks ago when she enrolled in a training course. An official noticed that the age listed on her licence number did not match up with her actual age.

She was immediately suspended pending an investigation, which led to her dismissal.