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Fraud’ nurse keeps his job

PUBLISHED: 11:23 14 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:43 25 August 2010

A NURSE who failed to declare a fraud conviction on two job applications has been allowed to keep his job.

A NURSE who failed to declare a fraud conviction on two job applications has been allowed to keep his job.

South London and Maudsley nurse Abayomi Okusanya, 38, from Dartford, 'selectively forgot' about a three-year conditional discharge he picked up 1991 when he applied for a job.

Bosses at the mental health trust were alerted only when they received a letter questioning his right to live or work in the UK, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard on Monday.

The nurse, who had been working at the challenging behaviour unit of the hospital for five years when the issue came up in July 2006, admitted lying about the conviction he picked up when he was 20 but denied misconduct.

Chair Andrew Popplewell said Okusanya show considerable remorse and his fitness to practise was not impaired.

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