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Care nurse struck off for stealing

A nurse has been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register for stealing from the vulnerable residents in his care.

Anthony Stephan Griffiths, a 48-year-old nurse from Doncaster, South Yorkshire stole nearly £21,500 from the residents at Cedars Care Home between February 2005 and February 2006.  He was also found guilty of four counts of false accounting in an attempt to hide his repeated behaviour.

At the Conduct and Competence Committee hearing held in London, the independent panel heard that Mr Griffiths, who was not present, had falsely written cheques on the Cedars Care Clinic Residents account ("the personal allowance account") and falsely recorded the sums in an attempt to cover up his actions.  
Commenting on the panel's decision, NMC spokesperson Leila Harris said: "As a nurse, Mr Griffiths was responsible for the care and wellbeing of the residents of Cedars Care Home. 

"These were vulnerable individuals and his behaviour was fundamentally incompatible with what's expected of a registered nurse. The Council would be doing a disservice to the reputation of the nursing profession if he was permitted to remain on the register."

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