Bogus doctor De Souza rose up NHS with fake qualifications

08:39 10 April 2012

A bogus doctor in London rose through the ranks of the NHS despite having failed his medical qualifications.

Conrad Luis De Souza was exposed when he submitted a fake DNA test to avoid paying child support.

It emerged he was working in clinical guidance in a senior managerial position when the scam was discovered.

De Souza, of Whitmore Road, Beckenham, was labelled “an articulate, driven and deeply dishonest man,” by Judge Simon Pratt, who jailed him for two years and three months.

De Souza, a British citizen born in Tanzania, had concocted the fiction because he could not face the fact he had failed at medical school.

De Souza pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation - relating to the fake DNA sample - in March 2011.

He faces a confiscation hearing at Croydon Crown Court, today.

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