Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Prose And Cons

Really A Sick Individual

An unemployed conman lived in Austrian hospitals for three years after tricking more than 90 clinics into admitting him with fake illnesses. The man, 59, from Muerzzuschlag, treated the hospitals like a hotel and stayed in 93 across the country. But he was caught out when he claimed he had been suffering from dizzy spells after being knocked off a motorbike. Doctors grew suspicious when they could find no other injuries and checked with other hospitals.

FOOTNOTE: Bedside manna.

6 comments:

Sandy Kessler said...

unfortunately many in U. S. still take the gov for up to 4,000 a month disability how do they do it ??

BRUNO said...

Well, I dunno what the FOOD is like in an Austrian hospital, but if it's as "tasty"(ugh!)as it is in this country, I'd say give the poor man a pardon---he's suffered enough!

Moosekahl said...

I've had patients' families do the same thing bouncing from waiting room to waiting room all in the same hospital to avoid staying in a hotel due to the expense.

The Egel Nest said...

Oh how I have missed you David!

Anyway...

Alternate Footnote:

He found the accommodations hospital-able.

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Pope Terry said...

Well he is commited to his cause isnt he.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Hmmm. I’d never consider that kind of scam. I have an aversion to be hospitalized.