Phony nurse on fraud charge
A FAKE nurse who allegedly conned his way into a $ 100,000- a- year job with Queensland Health is accused of injecting babies, performing minor procedures and issuing morphine.
Nicholas William Crawford, who has no medical training, secured a job as a registered nurse at an Aurukun clinic after allegedly faking his registration using the details of a retired nurse.
Police will allege during February and March, Mr Crawford sent a seven- month- old baby home with Nurofen after it presented at the clinic with a 40C temperature and a 220bpm heart rate. It will also be alleged Mr Crawford caused a woman excruciating pain while treating a boil and gave patients intravenous muscular injections.
Yesterday, Mr Crawford, who was earlier charged with fraud, was granted bail on more than 100 charges of unlawful wounding, assault and supplying dangerous drugs. He will reappear on September 2.