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Fraudster claims to be PM’s personal doctor

A 48-year-old man, employed at the Social Security Foundation (IKA) as a physiotherapist, was arrested in Athens yesterday after he allegedly obtained credit cards by presenting forged documents showing him to be the personal doctor of the prime minister. The suspect, who was not identified, was found to have in his possession at his central Athens home fake identification cards that gave him access to Parliament, the president’s residence, embassies and other state offices. The ID cards stated that he was the personal physician and consultant of the prime minister. The suspect had also allegedly produced forged documents which on occasion bore the names of his colleagues or patients. Police said government rubber stamps found in his home have been sent for tests to determine whether they have been forged or were stolen.