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Woman arrested for posing as nurse at Bobbi Brown hospice

04 November 2015, 20:44

Atlanta - A woman in charge of caring for Bobbi Kristina Brown at the hospice where she died was impersonating a nurse and faces charges, police said, the latest offshoot following the death of the only daughter of singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston.

The 22-year-old Brown died July 26, six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in the bathtub of her town home in January. In that span, police have investigated, lawyers have traded accusations about what caused her death and tabloids have covered every development.

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There's no indication in a police report obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday that Brown's care was affected by Taiwo Sobamowo, the nurse in charge of caring for the 22-year-old at Peachtree Christian Hospice.

Police said Sobamowo, 32, was impersonating a licensed nurse with a similar name and faces charges that include identity fraud and nursing without a license.

In a statement, Homestead Hospice CEO Mallie Sharafat said the company performed a background check and reviewed references from other health care agencies in the area. The company contracts with the hospice to provide care employees.

"We had no reason to believe that she was anything other than a good nurse with proper credentials," Sharafat wrote. "As soon as the credentialing discrepancy was discovered by one of our employees, we immediately took action and notified the appropriate authorities."

An alert published by the Georgia Board of Nursing following Sobamowo's arrest said she was fired Aug. 5 when she couldn't provide proof of a license.

Sobamowo was arrested Sunday. The jail had no record of an attorney representing her.

- AP


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