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It would be disappointing if true, says MAJ on doctor charged with fraud

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 9:34 PM

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) says it would be disappointing if allegations that a doctor tried to pass off a newborn as another couple's baby are true.

The 54-year-old doctor Shaun Wynter was arrested on Wednesday by the police.

According to reports, in 2014 a woman gave birth to a child and consented to giving the child to a couple she felt could better care for the newborn.

The couple then reportedly submitted documents to have the child falsely registered as being their birth child.

The police say the documents stated that the child was delivered during a home delivery under the supervision of Dr Wynter.

However, checks revealed that the child had already been registered to the birth mother.

Wynter is scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court October 7.

Head of the MAJ, Dr Shane Alexis says he knows that sometimes allegations can arise out of misunderstandings.

As a result, Dr Alexis says he's awaiting the outcome of the case before making further comments.