Many fake certificate holders’ cases are exposed, but unfortunately, only after the damage is done.
To shed light on the severity of the fake certificates phenomenon, here are three staggering case studies.
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India’s Fake Doctor Case
Imagine getting to your doctor’s appointment, consuming medication they’ve prescribed you, entrusting them with your life only to realize that it has been a fake doctor all along. That was the case for some Hyderabad hospital patients.
His name was Vijaya Kumar, a 36-year-old who worked as a doctor in Hyderabad, a private hospital in Karmanghat, India,
Vijaya tricked a whole city with his forged medical degree that he claimed to have gotten from a university in Russia.
After his arrest, he confessed to obtaining a fake medical degree from Kazan State Medical University in Russia by paying Rs 6.5 lakh.
During the interrogation, he also admitted that two others had helped him get the fake certificate. Of course, They got arrested too.
The accused has worked as a compounder and pro in various hospitals; based on the Times India, Vijay claimed that he had worked in a private hospital at Uppal as a medical officer for six months during 2020-2021 for a monthly salary of Rs 60,000. Subsequently, he took a break for a few months and joined RK Hospital six months ago as a duty medical officer for a monthly salary of Rs 45,000.
Vijay got arrested while trying to get a fake Russian immigration passport stamp that he wanted to prove his education in Russia.
Kawasaki’s Fake Quality Inspection Case
“Made in Japan” is a slogan synonymous with high-quality production, creativeness and unique designs. Unfortunately, with the rise of counterfeiting problems occurring in Japan, The reputation that took years to build is being threatened.
One of Japan’s Manufacturing Giants, Kawasaki heavy industry, has been scrutinized after admitting that one of its subsidiaries committed quality inspection fraud for nearly 40 years.
According to cctv.cn channel, the Japanese manufacturing giant Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Admitted at a press conference on June 7 that its subsidiaries, Kawasaki Cooling and Heating Industry, had several fraudulent quality inspections.
These inspections covered test run inspections before shipment, Data manipulation and dishonest measuring instruments. In addition, Kawasaki admitted to have not obtained JIS certification. This mandatory certification verifies the conformity of products according to the Japanese Industrial Standards, which they pretended to comply with in the product introduction.
These defrauding acts have been going on since 1984, making it up to 38 years till now.
Jonquière’s Fake Nurse Case
Another interesting case is Nathalie Bélanger, a false nurse arrested in Jonquière hospital. Nathalie is a 50-year-old woman working in Jonquiere hospital for almost 20 years. She used the identity of a real nurse with the same name as her to get into the profession.
The fifty-year-old had been hired as a nurse in 2000, presenting a false resume and certificates. She obtained and renewed her licence annually using the identity of another nurse with the same name. The fake right allowed her to practice for 20 years and even to provide training to others.
In February 2019, she enrolled in a training course, but authorities noticed that the licence number and location did not match, which exposed her to her employer. Ms Belanger got fired at the end of an internal investigation.
The fake nurse got sentenced to 2 years and 240 hours of community service. In addition to being subject of a $683,000 lawsuit from OIIQ (Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec). Her guilty plea included a $100,000 settlement, which she must repay within 18 months.
How to Put a Stop these Cases
The main reason for covering the abovementioned cases is to emphasize the danger that fake certificates cause to their holder and surroundings, putting both people’s lives and businesses at high risk. Thus, a definite solution to fake credentials has become a must!
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