Last night, the Associated Press reported that a woman named Taiwo Sobamowo was put into handcuffs and arrested for pretending to be a nurse. Fake Nurse Taiwo reportedly cared for Bobbi Kristina Brown in the hospice she died in. Taiwo faces several charges including felony identity fraud and nursing without a license. Damn, Bobbi Kristina Brown couldn’t even catch a break as she lay in a coma in a hospice.
According to the police report, Taiwo was in charge of taking care of Bobbi Kristina at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, GA. The police report doesn’t say if Bobbi Kristina’s care was affected at all by the fact that her nurse got a certified nursing certificate by Googling “certified nursing certificate” and printing that out. The case against Taiwo started in September when investigators got a tip and ran a Detective La Toya brand magnifying glass over her background. They discovered that she had stolen a state-issued RN number of a real nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Also, no record of her came up in the Georgia Board of Nursing and they couldn’t confirm that she went to the medical college in DC she claims she went to.
Taiwo’s former employer Homestead Hospice, issued this statement after she was busted:
“We had no reason to believe that she was anything other than a good nurse with proper credentials. As soon as the credentialing discrepancy was discovered by one of our employees, we immediately took action and notified the appropriate authorities.”
Today, ABC News said that investigators are looking to talk to other patients she may have treated. She once worked at an assisted living facility in Georgia.
Does this mean it wasn’t a Brown or a Houston who leaked stories to the press and sold a picture of Bobbi Kristina in the hospice to The National Enquirer? Does this mean it was Fake Nurse Taiwo all along? No, it was probably a Brown or Houston, but at least those two families can bond while working together to take Taiwo Sobamowo down.
And sure Taiwo Sobamowo is facing a bunch of felony charges, but I’m sure Holiday Inn Express is going to hire her for their “Stay Smart” campaign.