A technician at Princess Grace Hospital forged a signature to help elderly parents.

The long-serving hospital technician at CHPG admitted in court to the forging of a signature of a more senior colleague in order to release their aged parents, suffering from Alzheimer’s, from a long-term contract for home care, French-language daily Monaco Matin reported.

The cancellation of the contract was an essential condition for the old people to be placed in an Ehpad home in France (Accommodation establishment for dependent elderly people).

Prosecuting counsel expressed horror at the crime, but both the culprit and their lawyer argued successfully for a token one euro in damages plus 1,000 euros for court costs. Furthermore, following a plea from the defence lawyer, the offence will not be recorded as a criminal offence.