'Nurse' fakes qualifications for job near Deniliquin: police

A 64-year-old woman has a court date after being charged with faking registered nursing qualifications and working in a Deniliquin nursing home.

In a short statement released on Thursday, police said a tip-off led to the arrest.

"The 64-year-old was arrested at a home in Deniliquin last night (December 17), after police received information about the allegation," police said.

The woman is accused of posing as a registered nurse and working in a nursing home in Deniliquin for at least a month.

Police will allege the woman is not registered to practice medicine, and used the identity and qualifications of a person who works interstate to gain employment at a nursing home in the Deniliquin area last month.

She was taken to Deniliquin Police Station and charged with dealing with identity information to commit an indictable offence; and two counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception.

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear before Deniliquin Local Court on January 19.

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