Nick Jenkins

People are Stupid, Ctd

The Telegraph

I really struggle to understand why people feel compelled to tweet all sorts of the things that they do. I love it that politicians do though, it gives me great mirth.

But people who presumably are smart do really dumb things:

Dr Lucy Dawson, accused of swindling £30,000 in sick pay from the NHS, was exposed by her former lover after she boasted on Twitter about earning “megabucks” by moonlighting, a court hears.

Dr Lucy Dawson, 45, allegedly tweeted that she was getting “a stupid amount of dosh” and earning “megabucks” by working elsewhere while on sick leave from her hospital. She was reported to the NHS fraud hotline by her boss, Dr Nick Jenkins, after their 13-year affair ended “acrimoniously”, a court heard.

It is alleged that Dr Dawson was working at other hospitals while on sick leave from an accident and emergency unit of Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, South Wales, where she worked with Dr Jenkins, 56. In one of Dr Dawson’s tweets she allegedly wrote that her way of life was “night shift Monday, debauchery Tuesday” after getting her extra pay.

But the wife of her former lover, Marianne Jenkins, 43, spotted the tweets and “flagged them” up to her husband.