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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.’

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