Saturday, April 23, 2005

Fake Hospital Inspectors Probed

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are looking into incidents in which people masquerading as unannounced inspectors were found poking around three hospitals in Boston, Detroit and Los Angeles.

In each case, when security guards or hospital staff queried the "inspectors", the "inspectors" fled.

"There is no working hypothesis. It could be any number of things, from identity theft to something more nefarious," an FBI spokesman, who declined to be named, said yesterday.

What isn't raised at all in the article, and may emerge with time, is exactly WHAT part of the hospital were these "inspectors" planning to "inspect"? One tidbit was shared in the article: an "inspector" found on the maternity ward.

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