A nurse in Italy has been arrested for allegedly working just six days in nine years.

According to Police in the country, the 45-year-old woman has been accused of creating false stories, including making up two pregnancies and obtaining fraudulent sick notes from doctors, to avoid doing her job.

The woman – whose name has not been released – has also been accused of defrauding the state.

Her arrest is part of a crackdown of absenteeism within the Italian public sector.