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Michigan man who posed as medic had history of lying

November 13, 2018
FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Kent County Jail in Grand Rapids, Mich., shows Tony Fortuna, who is nearing the end of his nine months in Kent County Jail after being sentenced sentenced in May 2018 for impersonating an ambulance driver. Police say Fortuna injected and administered medications during a two-day stint with American Medical Response in January. Records show that Fottuna had a history of lying. (Kent County Jail via AP, File)

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Court records show that a Michigan man who will soon finish a county jail sentence for impersonating an ambulance medic had a history of lying.

The Detroit News reports that 42-year-old Tony Fortuna is nearing the end of his nine months in Kent County Jail. He was sentenced in May for impersonating a Grand Rapids ambulance medic.

Police say Fortuna injected and administered medications during a two-day stint with American Medical Response in January.

Fortuna says he’s done similar things with paramedic services in Mount Pleasant, New Mexico and New York.

Court records show he was also sentenced to five years in prison in 2013 for making false statements to federal agents. Records show he’s been convicted of petty larceny, forging checks, credit card fraud, receiving stolen goods and falsely obtaining services.

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This story has been corrected to show that Fortuna was sentenced to prison in 2013, not 2015.

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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