A woman charged with identity fraud and practicing nursing without a license also happened to work at the hospice where Bobbi Kristina Brown died. In fact, as the investigation widens it is now believed that Taiwo Sobamowo was posing as a nurse while caring for Whitney Houston’s daughter. Bobbi Kristina passed away earlier this year, six months after being found unconscious and face-down in a bathtub in her home.
According to a Georgia county Sheriff’s deputy, Sobamowo faces two felony counts of financial identity fraud and forgery, and a misdemeanor count for posing as a practicing nurse without a license.
Deluth police Captain Mark Hunter said that authorities are continuing to investigate, and want to get statements from other patients who might have been in contact with the woman during her time there.
According to a report from the Associated Press, Sobamowo used the license of a nurse with a similar name to secure her job.
“In the capacity that she was operating, the patients that she treated, there are more than just Bobbi Kristina,” Hunt said in a statement. The exact number of those patients is so far unknown, but Sobamowo could face more charges pending further investigation.
The Homestead Hospice where Sobamowo was posing as a fake nurse released a statement saying that the company did conduct a background check on her before she was hired, and that had also received references from other health care agencies in the area.
Hospice CEO Mallie Sharafat said that as soon as they discovered Sobamowo’s lack of credentials they took immediate action to bring in the authorities.
Sobamowo was arrested in North Carolina and is being held for now.