32 year old Nigerian woman Taiwo Sobamowo was arrested on November 1st in North Carolina for impersonating a nurse. She was one of the nurses who treated a comatose Bobbi Kristina Brown in the last month of her life and they just discovered that Taiwo wasn’t a medical professional at all.
Authorities say Sobamowo used the identity number of an actual nurse with a similar name in order to get a job at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, where Brown died this past July. Arresting papers list her as the person in charge for Brown’s care. Authorities have not said whether Brown’s livelihood was impacted by Sobamowo’s lack of training.
Investigators told Fox 5 Atlanta that they don’t believe Sobamowo was trying to get close to the Brown family, since she is suspected of having pulled this con before at other medical centers.
However, there was a controversy when photos leaked of Bobbi Kristina on her death bed, and the person behind those private pictures has never been identified.
Sobamowo is also facing charges of forgery and identity theft, and the George Board of Nursing is reportedly looking into how she got away with passing herself off as a licensed medical professional.
Authorities reportedly started investigating Sobawowo in September, after receiving a tip. Fox 5 reports that Sobamowo recently fled Georgia, but authorities were able to track her down to North Carolina where she was arrested on Sunday.
She is suspected of carrying off a similar con in the Washington, DC area.
Homestead Hospice and Palliative Care, the company which contracts nurses to work for Peachtree Christian, told Fox 5 that they were ‘shocked and dismayed that she had issued with her licensing’
The company said Sobamowo was fired immediately after they found out about the con.
Source: Mail Online/Fox 5 Atlanta