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Bogus Student Dreamed of Uni Place

July 31, 2008

A MAN of 30 once stole the identity of a schoolboy to get back into medical school.

Brian Mackinnon, left, was so determined to become a doctor after failing his university exams that he pretended to be a 16-year-old Canadian orphan. He got a place at the same school he had graduated from 13 years earlier by forging enrolment certificates.

No one suspected him and he continued the deceit for two years – gaining five A grade Highers in Glasgow. He won a place at the University of Dundee’s medical school in 1995.

But an anonymous call to officials finally exposed Mackinnon, now 45, and he was stripped of his university place.

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