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Sussex mental health nurse stole colleague's bank details
6:10pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in News
A mental health nurse used a colleague’s bank details in an attempt to buy computer software, a hearing was told.
Sussex-based Bhekimpilo Ndlovu has now been banned from working as a nurse.
A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) panel was told that he used bank details belonging to a female |colleague to purchase a package worth £67.99.
He was convicted at Lewes Crown Court in August 2010.
NMC papers said: “The panel noted that Mr Ndlovu made use of the bank details of a colleague. It is apparent that he planned the purchase of some software and betrayed the trust of a colleague.
“Those two circumstances represent aggravating features about his conduct.
“It is right to say that the value of the software was low, namely £67.99, but the deceitful behaviour of Mr Ndlovu and the precise circumstances warrant the conclusion that his behaviour amounted to misconduct.”
The hearing was also told Ndlovu had “a number of other criminal convictions”.
It added: “On July 6, 2009 he was disqualified from driving by Hastings Magistrates’ Court for driving without insurance.
“On July 21, 2009, he was convicted of driving while disqualified and using a vehicle while uninsured on July 11, 2009.
“He had therefore breached the order for disqualification made on July 6, 2009 some five days later.
“On that occasion, when stopped by the police, he gave his name as Tafara Nyoni, with a date of birth of January 14, 1978.”
Banning Ndlovu, the hearing said: “He abused her trust. He sought to deny his dishonesty and has indeed never admitted it. He has shown persistent lack of insight into his actions or consequences and he has received a number of serious convictions, including one for dishonesty and for driving while disqualified.”