- 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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide