The Courier-Mail

Fake nurse found in NT outback


A MAN accused of pretending to be a nurse in two states will be flown to Queensland after he was found wandering in the Northern Territory outback.

Nicholas William Crawford faces more than 110 charges in Queensland after he allegedly used fake documents to get a $100,000-a-year job at a clinic in Aurukun, in Cape York, earlier this year.

The 30-year-old had been given bail and ordered to stay at his mother’s home in Victoria but was last week ordered back into custody after being found on a remote stretch of highway between Alice Springs and Katherine.

He was remanded into the custody of Queensland police at the Alice Springs Magistrate­s Court yesterday.

In their applicatio­n to revoke bail, police said Crawford was suffering from a mental illness and needed treatment.

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