Michigan woman charged with posing as nurse for 3rd time

A Michigan woman was charged with identity theft after posing as a licensed nurse at a hospice facility.

Leticia Gallarzo, 48, used the Michigan licensing number and name of a licensed nurse to gain employment at a hospice facility. She also told the facility she had earned a master's degree in nursing, which was untrue, according to an Aug. 2 Justice Department press release.

The facility discovered Ms. Gallarzo was a "nurse imposter" when her fingerprints matched records indicating she had two previous state and federal convictions for practicing nursing without a license in Texas in 2015 and 2016.

Ms. Gallarzo could face a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted of identity fraud in this incident.

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