Woman Accused Of Faking Illnesses In Order To Obtain 100 Free Rides In Ambulance

Posted on April 27, 2013

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South Carolina (Harve Jacobs-WCSC-TV) – A Live 5 News investigation has uncovered alleged ambulance abuse in Dorchester County.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Audrey Ferguson of the Dorchester community has called EMS at least 100 times in the last seven years.

Investigators say Ferguson was faking illness, just to get a free ride to downtown Charleston.

Officials say just about every time she asked to be taken to a hospital.

“She’ll have a vague medical complaint, for instance abdominal pain,” said Dorchester County EMS Director Doug Warren. “She has medical complaints that are legitimate, and so until she’s been evaluated and determined not to be sick we have to assume she is.”

Soon medics saw a disturbing pattern and got suspicious.

Ferguson apparently never even went into the hospital to get treated.

Instead she told hospital officials she was okay and left.

Read more:     http://www.live5news.com/story/22075845/live-5-news-investigates-woman-accused-of-using-ambulance-for-taxi-service

(h/t:  Drudge Report)

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