Docs use fake fingers to fool boss at Brazil hospital
AFPFive doctors at a Brazilian hospital have been suspended after they were accused of covering for absentee colleagues by using fake silicone fingers with their prints to fool biometric machines.
March 14, 2013, 11:46 am TWN
Globo television showed footage of a doctor touching her finger to the device, then using two fake digits to do the same for colleagues, and taking delivery of slips of paper indicating they had in fact clocked in to work.
That way it looked like there were doctors on duty when there was just one.
It had happened at Ferraz de Vasconcelos, in Greater Sao Paulo.
The woman told police six other doctors were in on the scam.