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Indianapolis Woman Arrested After Masquerading As Registered Nurse
Updated June 8, 2016 8:56 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Federal prosecutors say an Indianapolis woman was masquerading as a registered nurse without any medical training.

And she managed to get jobs at two local health care facilities.

Police arrested Ashley Johnson after one of her references notified the Clearvista Lake Health Campus that she wasn't an R.N. Court documents say Johnson used the nursing license numbers of two other women who both shared her name.

At one point, she allegedly gave the wrong medication to a patient.

In a statement, Clearvista Lake says, "prior to her start date, we received a completed background check form (which includes confirmation of active licensure) which showed all items clear, and no concerns."

The company filed an online complaint with the Indiana Attorney General's Office when they discovered the discrepancy in Johnson's license. She was suspended, then terminated "once it was confirmed she had falsified licensure information."

Johnson has agreed to plead guilty in the case. She faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release after serving any jail time.



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