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.