Occupational Therapist struck off on grounds of conviction

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Carlos Jr Albino (OT42103) has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of conviction. 

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mr Albino’s was convicted in April 2016 at Tain Sherriff’s Court of theft by opening a lockfast place, and that as a result of this conviction his fitness to practice as an Occupational Therapist was impaired. 

The Panel further heard that Mr Albino had previously admitted to, in 2015, breaking into a bedroom of the residence in which he had been a tenant, by use of a true key, and stealing jewellery and cash. The property belonged to the owner of the residence who maintained a room within the dwelling. 

Panel Chair Ian Comfort commented: 

“It is wholly unacceptable for an occupational therapist to engage in criminal activity for financial gain. The registrant’s conduct and behaviour breached a fundamental tenet of the profession, brought the profession into disrepute and his dishonesty demonstrated a lack of integrity.”

The Panel ordered for the name of Carlos Jr Albino to be struck off the HCPC Register. 

Mr Albino was neither present nor represented at the hearing. 

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