A 21-year old is believed to have treated more than 100 patients and responded to 999 calls whilst under the banner of the London Ambulance Service – the country’s largest.
Scotland Yard said it was contacted in July of this year regarding concerns about the actions of a London Ambulance Service (LAS) member of staff.
The man was detained in Hornchurch, Essex, in September, in relation to a period between May and July this year.
In a statement the Metropolitan police said:
“The 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of fraud, burglary, theft by employee, assault by beating, dangerous driving, driving otherwise in accordance of licence, and driving without insurance.”
It is believed the man treated more than 100 patients while working at the LAS, according to the London Evening Standard.
He discharged patients at the scene and dealt with emergency calls, the newspaper reported.
The LAS confirmed on Friday that it “immediately ended” the man’s employment.
“We take our responsibilities to patients extremely seriously,” LAS said in a statement.
“As soon as we became aware of the activities of this individual, we initiated a full internal investigation, informed the police and contacted patients affected.
“Following our investigation, we have improved, and will continue to improve, our security, systems and processes.”
It added: “Changes designed to eliminate the possibility of anyone with internal knowledge of our computerised systems being able to misuse them in this way, have already been implemented.”
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