Brazilian docs fool biometric scanners with bag full of fake fingers


Six silicone fingers, all in a row. BBC The BBC is one of several outlets carrying the bizarre story of a Brazilian doctor arrested for allegedly defrauding her employer, a hospital in the town of Ferraz de Vasconcelos, near São Paulo. At the time of her arrest, she was equipped with a total of sixteen fingers—ten of which God gave her, and six of which were crafted of silicone and given to her by coworkers. At least three of the extra fingers bore the prints of fellow doctors at the hospital. The doctor, Thaune Nunes Ferreira, 29, claims through her attorney that she was forced to use the silicone fingers to clock in to the hospital’s time card system in order to cover for absentee colleagues. “She says she was innocent because it is a condition they imposed on her to keep her job,” the attorney notes. According to the Bangkok Post and several other sources, Brazil’s Globo TV International network obtained and played footage of Ferreira clocking in to the hospital with her own permanently attached digits, then touching the same fingerprint scanner with two of the silicone fakes. The scanner produced paper time card receipts for her and the two employees to whom the silicone fingers’ prints belonged. In this way, notes the Post, “it looked like there were three doctors on duty when there was just one.” Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Brazilian docs fool biometric scanners with bag full of fake fingers


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