Bernard Shore, a 10-year volunteer critical care EMT in the Port Washington Fire Department, pleaded guilty to official misconduct after soliciting an impersonator to take his certification exam for him, reports portwashington.patch.com.
Shore failed the New York State Critical Care EMT examination in May 2013, applied to be retested, and placed an ad on Craigslist seeking an EMT-CC or Paramedic to take the test, the news site reports.
He was contacted in an undercover capacity by the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, which saw the ad. After he agreed to pay the test-taker $400 and provide forged ID, he was arrested Aug. 14.
Shore was sentenced to a conditional discharge with the following conditions, the news site reports:
- Shore may not attempt to certify as an EMT with New York state.
- Shore must forfeit any pension or pension credits earned from 2010 through present.
- Shore must pay back real estate tax credit from 2010 to present.
- Shore must pay a $500 fine.