Australian teen arrested for impersonating a doctor

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A 17-year-old Australian boy was arrested on Friday for impersonating a doctor, news sources report.
The teenager had been prescribing drugs to patients of Royal Adelaide Hospital and other local hospitals in Adelaide, South Australia while wearing scrubs, a stethoscope and a falsified name tag, the Huffington Post reported.
The state health department warned hospitals about the impersonator in December after three different reports had been made of a fake doctor roaming around area hospitals since October, ABC News reported.
The teenager, whom the hospital staff had been referring to as "Dr. Who", was removed from his job as an ambulance volunteer last year for "inappropriate behavior," according to Time magazine.
"Dr. Who" was arrested after assisting a 12-year-old girl who been injured in a scooter accident and giving her unauthorized medication. He has since posted bail, ABC News reported.

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