B.C. Women’s Hospital allegedly accepted photocopy of altered cheque as only ID for fake nurse – CBC

Court filing in proposed class action also claims no one verified Brigitte Cleroux’s references

Nov 29, 2022

When a serial fraudster with a long history of impersonation applied for a nursing job at B.C. Women’s Hospital, administrators accepted a copy of a cheque that had been altered with Wite-Out as her only identification, new court documents allege.

An exhibit filed last week in a proposed class action lawsuit against the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) claims that Brigitte Cleroux was not required to produce government ID when she applied for a job at the Vancouver hospital in June 2020.

“The defendant accepted a photocopy of a personal cheque from Cleroux where she had whited out her name at the top of the cheque and handwritten the name Melanie Smith, as confirmation of Cleroux’s identity as Melanie Smith,” reads a notice to admit sworn in B.C. Supreme Court on Nov. 24.

The notice is a set of alleged facts that representative plaintiff Miranda Massie has asked PHSA to admit to be true.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/brigitte-cleroux-womens-hospital-cheque-id-1.6667384

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