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Woman arrested after posing as a nurse at long term care homes in St. John's

The RNC has arrested and charged 43-year-old Lisa Driscoll after she obtained positions in long-term-care facilities through fraudulent means.

Police received reports of fraud involving the use of falsified nursing credentials. A subsequent investigation lead to the discovery of additional instances in which the accused, by fraudulent means, had applied for and obtained Nursing positions in long-term-care facilities in the St. John’s area.

Throughout the course of the investigation, the RNC has determined that Driscoll has applied for and obtained Nursing positions under various surnames, including Driscoll, O’Driscoll, Strickland and Harris, with the use of similar given names.

Driscoll has been arrested and charged with multiple offences including fraud, breach of probation, identity theft, perjury, breach of the Licensed Practical Nurses Act, and breach of the Registered Nurses Act.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this or any similar incident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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