Friday, June 8, 2012

Translation scam at Elmhurst Hospital

From the Daily News:

A Korean-speaking swindler was busted at a Queens hospital after he reportedly tried to fleece non-English speaking immigrants, hospital officials said.

The man had been repeatedly spotted offering to translate between staff at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Korean speakers for a $240 fee, said hospital spokesman Dario Centorcelli.

Hospitals are mandated to provide interpreter service at no cost and freely advertise that fact, he said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At least we know the swindler obviously wasn't illegal, because Bloomie said they don't commit crimes.