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Doctors in Brazil used fake fingers to scam a hospital

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Plenty of movies show spies using a set of false fingerprints to open a door — but for several doctors at a hospital in Brazil, that scene is decidedly removed from the realm of fiction. Five doctors have been suspended after being accused of using fake silicon fingers with their coworkers' fingerprints to check-in to work for the absent colleagues, reports the AFP. The scam made it appear that a number of employees were working, when only one doctor was present.

Police are told that seven doctors were in on the scam, but the town's mayor believes that there may be as many as three hundred fake hospital employees on payroll. One report alleged that the head of the emergency room's daughter had been paid for three years without ever showing up. Safety issues aside, we're concerned with how it took the management that long to notice 300 missing employees.