In the Courts: Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Identity, Impersonating RN

December 19, 2014 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to one count of fraud in connection with means of identification for stealing the identity of a registered nurse (RN) and using that identity to obtain employment at several Dallas area hospice companies, states a December 9, 2014, news release from the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas.

According to the news release, the woman stole the RN's driver's license and social security card and used these and other means of identification to obtain employment at eight hospice companies, where she had direct responsibility for patient care. She had been in custody for a few months since her arrest on a related criminal complaint filed in May 2014. Her employment compensation at two of...

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