A woman impersonating a registered nurse and working in a Vancouver hospital has been charged with fraud.
Brigitte Cleroux, 49, has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and personation with intent.
Cleroux remains in custody until her next court appearance.
The charges were approved by BC Prosecution Service following a Vancouver Police investigation.
VPD launched the investigation in June, after learning that an employee at BC Women’s Hospital had fraudulently identified herself as a nurse while working there between June 2020 and June 2021.
The investigation found the woman fraudulently used the name of a real nurse while providing medical care to patients at the hospital.
“Our detectives worked collaboratively with the Ottawa Police Service, which was conducting a parallel investigation into the same suspect,” said Const. Tania Visintin. “We don’t yet know how many people in Vancouver may have received treatment from the fraudulent nurse, but we’re working with the Provincial Health Services Authority to identify patients who may have had contact with her.”