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.