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Fake Nurse Treats Patients for 18 Months

Fake Nurse Treats Patients for 18 Months

Tampa Tribune

July 08, 2009

A 57-year-old Ruskin woman used a forged copy of a nursing license to help practice health care without a license, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The department’s Tampa Unlicensed Activity Unit worked with Hillsborough County deputies to arrest Brenda Miller on Thursday.

She was charged with three felonies: unlicensed practice of a health care, practicing nursing without a license and fraudulent use of personal information.

According to a health department news release, Miller “presented a forged copy of a nursing license bearing her name with the license number of a legitimate registered nurse with a similar name. The fraud went undetected for approximately 18 months until a routine check of licenses by the establishment found the license number was delinquent.”

Investigators determined Miller hasn’t been licensed as a registered nurse by the Florida Department of Health.

Miller’s bail was set at $6,000. She was released Thursday.’

© YellowBrix 2009


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    dansangel

    about 5 years ago

    682 comments

    Wish there was more info. on this story, very interesting. Went on for way too long.

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    doghunterr

    about 5 years ago

    6 comments

    I'd like to see her performance evaluation. I wonder if she did a good job.

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    mramsey40

    about 5 years ago

    422 comments

    Good article! Shame that people resort to such deception.

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    angienwgeorgia

    about 5 years ago

    252 comments

    Oh, good article!

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    angienwgeorgia

    about 5 years ago

    252 comments

    How stupid could a person be? If somebody were to fake something, it sure wouldnt be something as thankless as nursing. Dont get me wrong, I love being a nurse and personally get job satisfaction...................but geez....................what about something that pays better? I would love to have on my resume that I had my phD in cancer research..............or what I would truly l love a phD in skin grafts for burn victems. Now those would be cool. But it would suck for fraud, and then go on tv as a looser

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