- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A Bend woman convicted of identity theft is on probation after using a fake nursing license to secure a job as a nurse.

The Bend Bulletin reports (https://is.gd/bBW3Xz ) 46-year-old Melissa Olson was sentenced to a year and a half of probation and ordered to complete 120 hours of community service. She pleaded guilty to two counts of identity theft as part of a plea deal.

Olson had provided a fraudulent Oregon license to get hired as a nurse in June at Bend’s Aspen Ridge Memory Care. The license contained her sister-in-law’s valid nursing license number and her own name.

Olson worked as a nurse at the facility for nine days before an anonymous tip to the Board of Nursing led investigators to the fraud.


Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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