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Woman with PhD posed as medical doctor to write fake Covid exemptions

Lawyer for Queenslander Maria Pau says ‘she believed she had the power’ to issue more than 1,200 bogus certificates

A fake medical doctor in Queensland who issued thousands of bogus exemptions for people to dodge Covid-19 tests, vaccinations and face masks has been fined $25,000.

Maria Carmela Pau, who pocketed more than $120,000 during the bogus certificate scam, pleaded guilty to masquerading as a medical doctor in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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