Australia Fake paramedic gets suspended sentence for forgery and fraud

21:16  06 july  2018
21:16  06 july  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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Local. Fake paramedic gets suspended sentence for forgery and fraud . A man who posed as a qualified paramedic , even gave 133 flu jabs while working at a Queensland mine, has received a suspended jail sentence .

Forgery ,on the other hand, is the act of imitating any form of an object to deceive someone. This clearly states that these are not the same. The difference between fraud and forgery is that the forgery is a form of fraud .

A man who posed as a qualified paramedic, and gave 133 flu jabs while working at a Queensland mine, has received a suspended jail sentence.

Calvin Jordan Wahlberg admitting he forged two paramedicine degrees to get the job at a private medical company, despite being little more than a qualified first aid officer.

In various photos obtained by 9NEWS, Wahlberg is seen posing as a medical officer with the US marines, a paramedic back home in Queensland, and with South Australia’s rescue chopper.

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Magistrate Vella said that this was a case which involved the forging of signatures, falsification of stamps and the forgery of a public notary’s signature as well as the use of the said documents. The court handed down a two-year prison sentence suspended for four years and also ordered perpetual

Forgery is the faking of a signature without permission, making a false document or changing an existing The intent to deceive or commit fraud or larceny must exist in most jurisdictions for a crime of forgery to be charged. The Judge Called Her a Head of a Serpent, Then Sentenced Her to Death.

Former colleagues have nicknamed him “The Catch Me If You Can” of the medical world, but today his lavish lie finally caught up with him. The 40-year-old pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud and forgery.

Wahlberg’s resume read like a doctor’s dream - but most of his qualifications were forged including an advanced diploma of paramedical science.

a man holding a bag of luggage: Wahlberg posed as a paramedic in Queensland. Picture: 9NEWS © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Wahlberg posed as a paramedic in Queensland. Picture: 9NEWS

Wahlberg got away with it for more than five years, earning more than $500,000 working as a medical professional, for private medical company Corporate Protection Services Australia and for another six months with Hastings.

But Wahlberg never was a paramedic. The closest he ever came to the Queensland Ambulance Service was when he worked as a medical dispatch officer nearly 10 years ago, before he quit and moved into the private sector. The game came unstuck when Wahlberg tried to become a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedics, who found his diplomas were fake.

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Those who commit forgery are often charged with the crime of fraud . The criminal served a brief custodial sentence for making a false statement to procure a firearm, but made no restitution to his victim for any of the harm he had caused.

fraud under ,000--appealed S/S--Offender pretended to be pharmacist to get drugs--history of drug use-- no record-- JR rejected by judge. Offender was a paramedic who stole drugs to feed a narcotics addiction. Appeal from suspended sentence with 30 months probation.

A subsequent police investigation revealed Wahlberg had even stolen the certificate number of another paramedic’s diploma. The detective involved in prosecuting the case told colleagues he’d never seen such elaborate, good quality frauds in his 33 years with the Queensland Police Service.

a man smiling next to a body of water: Calvin Wahlberg posing as a medical officer with the marines. Picture: 9NEWS © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Calvin Wahlberg posing as a medical officer with the marines. Picture: 9NEWS

Wahlberg had his sentence wholly suspended, Judge Deborah Richards, citing that while he forged his paramedic qualifications, he was qualified to hold a job as an emergency medical technician.

“It’s not as if you had no training or you weren’t trained for the particular position you were involved in,” Judge Richards said.

A separate 2016 investigation by Queensland Health Ombudsman has already barred Wahlberg from working in any health field, after finding Wahlberg provided “health services as a paramedic without any qualifications”.

a man standing in front of a store: Clavin Jordan Wahlberg gave 133 flu jabs while pretending to be a qualified paramedic at a Queensland mine. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Clavin Jordan Wahlberg gave 133 flu jabs while pretending to be a qualified paramedic at a Queensland mine.

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