A homeless man with over 70 aliases, who became an expert at faking illness so he could gain overnight admittance to hospitals, was issued with a three year criminal ASBO.
Christopher Anthony Dearlove, 41, of no fixed abode, was told by Bolton Crown Court that he faces prison if he attempts to use NHS services without genuine need.
The NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service said Mr Dearlove “knew exactly which symptoms would get him admitted to a hospital ward”.
He would invariably claim to be a haemophiliac with AIDS or that his partner had TB, so he could obtain his own room. He would also feign right-sided chest pain, coughing up blood, night sweats and weight loss.