'Fake' nurse allegedly tricked aged care home for 18 months

A VICTORIAN woman with the same first and last name as a registered health worker allegedly tricked an aged care home into employing her as a nurse for 18 months.

AHPRA says it has charged Ms Artika Chand over the ruse at Manor Court Aged Care in Werribee, south-west of Melbourne, between August 2013 and December 2014.

AHPRA alleges the uncredentialled woman convinced the nursing home that she was a different Artika Chand, who was indeed a registered health practitioner. The