Tuesday, July 13, 2010
According to THIS STORY in the New York Post today there's a guy in New York who has repeatedly checked himself into area hospitals claiming (falsely) to be the scion of a wealthy local family who is afflicted with a terminal illness (again, falsely). He then runs up tens of thousands of dollars in unnecessary, intensive medical treatments during long hospital stays, before skipping out just before it's revealed that he's an impostor who is neither wealthy nor ill. Apparently he's done this repeatedly now. Like the movie Catch Me If You Can crossed with severe hypochondriasis.