Australian Teen “Doctor” Arrested
In Australia, a 17-year old has been arrested for impersonating a doctor after treating an injured 12 year old girl. The teen had been pretending to be a doctor of medicine in several hospitals and had been doing so since at least last October.
As a minor, his name will not be released under Australian law. The teen had been in local hospitals dressed in medical scrubs with both a name badge and a stethoscope. He was also seen viewing patient charts and records. However, law enforcement officers could not arrest him until they had proof of his actions with a patient.
That finally occurred after a scooter accident brought the 12-year old girl to the hospital he was in and he attempted to treat her injuries. Australian officials charged the teenager several charges including administering a medical drug and assault.
His Facebook page featured him wearing a medical uniform.