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Doctor Arrested for Using Fake Thumbs to Check Her Colleagues Into Work

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Checking-in to work with old fashioned punchcard machines may be a thing of the past, replaced with more high-tech means of verifying an employee’s hours on the clock. Though, as technology has gotten more advanced, so too has workers’ schemes to get paid for doing nothing.

At a state run emergency care facility in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, outside of Sao Paulo, medical staff are required to log in and out of work using a fingerprint scanner — a foolproof-seeming system designed to streamline work verification and combat clerical errors. But after police were tipped to possible fraud taking place, the high-tech machine seemed suddenly much less secure.

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