A man who allegedly used fake documents to secure a job as a psychiatrist with the Waikato District Health Board for six months has lost his bid to keep his identity secret.
Mohamed Shakeel Siddiqui, 54, was employed by the board as a consultant psychiatrist when concerns were raised about his “professional ability”.
Siddiqui was charged with deception. It was also noted he dishonestly “obtained control over a pecuniary advantage, namely employment at Waikato District Health Board”.
He lost a bid to be granted bail by Judge Robert Spear when he appeared via audio visual link, from Waikeria Prison, to the Hamilton District Court on Monday.
He was remanded without plea in custody to reappear on August 31.
Source: Story by Mike Mather. Published 3 August 2015.