Man who lied to land hos­pi­tal job

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - Stu­Art GrEEr

An illegal im­mi­grant who lied to get a job look­ing af­ter ‘vul­ner­a­ble’ pa­tients at Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal has been jailed.

Joshua Ola­jide Jide­o­lal­eye, 40, used another man’s iden­tity to get a job at an agency.

The nige­rian na­tional then worked as a care as­sis­tant at the hos­pi­tal for five weeks be­fore he was found out.

At War­ring­ton Crown Court, Recorder Mark Ainsworth told him: “The fact is that you were re­spon­si­ble for the per­sonal care of pa­tients, some who were vul­ner­a­ble.”

Jide­o­lal­eye, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to fraud by false rep­re­sen­ta­tion and was jailed for 16 months.

Ffion To­mos, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “His ac­tions put pa­tients at risk be­cause he had not had the proper crim­i­nal checks or qual­i­fi­ca­tions checks.”

Af­ter the hear­ing, a hos­pi­tal spokesman said an in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion was be­ing held. ●●

●● Joshua Ola­jide Jide­o­lal­eye

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