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Mich. Man Sentenced to Jail for Posing as Ambulance Medic

Mich. Man Sentenced to Jail for Posing as Ambulance Medic

Created: May 16, 2018 01:44 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A man who authorities say posed as an ambulance medic for an evening in western Michigan and helped with patients has been sentenced to nine months in jail.

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The Grand Rapids Press reports 42-year-old Anthony Mario Fortuna learned his punishment Tuesday in Grand Rapids for impersonating a medical services employee.

Fortuna apologized, saying he was "totally out of line."

The newspaper says that Fortuna on Jan. 19 received permission to be on an ambulance ride-along and helped load patients. Authorities say he falsely told workers he was a former medical transportation company employee.

Kent County Circuit Court Judge Donald Johnston says Fortuna also started an IV on a patient and may have administered medicine.

Fortuna previously was sent to federal prison for falsely warning about possible explosive attacks in Michigan.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press

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