Report: Man Used Forged Credential to Work as Paramedic

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Denver (AP) KUSA-TV in Denver reports that a man used a fake credential to work as a paramedic for 17 months.

The station says Todd Teel worked as a paramedic at Greenwood Village-based American Medical Response from July 2006 until December 2007 at AMR'S Denver and Longmont divisions.

Teel was a certified emergency medical technician, but the national registry of emergency medical technicians reports Teel was never a certified paramedic.

The registry says Teel forged a paper credential. Teel didn't respond to requests for comment.

State health officials say AMR should've checked Teel's documents against national and state records online. It was unclear whether AMR did that.

AMR told KUSA that the forgery was discovered when he requested a transfer. He later left his job. AMR says it has since enhanced its process for checking credentials.