Have you ever suspected that doctors aren’t quite as clever as we think they are? You might have thought that anyone could just slip into a white coat and pass for a medical professional.
Well, as it turns out, that’s right on the money! Anton Yarin, a Russian plumber, managed to spend days pretending to be a gynaecologist after putting on a doctor’s uniform.
A husband and father, Mr Yarin had reportedly been seeking a plumbing job at the hospital in Pervouralsk, Russia. However, once he had donned his disguise he presented himself as an A&E medic, a surgeon and a gynaecologist to various members of staff.
Shockingly, nobody caught on to his con, allowing him to perform ‘examinations’ on a number of women, at least one of whom was under the age of 18.
Hospital head Nikolay Shaydurov said: “He knows the hospital well and knows names of many of our doctors.”
According to Dr Shaydurov, the 31 year old had previously been a patient there.
“He was very confident.
“We believed he was a new doctor.”
According to a hospital source, “no patients complained about the quality of his treatment”.
Local police are currently investigating the case, though Mr Yarin has yet to be detained.