- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - A company that verifies professional license applications in Massachusetts says it followed state officials’ directions amid allegations of license fraud against at least 13 nurses.

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing revoked six nursing licenses and suspending several others after detecting evidence of fraud.

Investigators say the nurses submitted fake papers intending to show that they had licenses in other states, which would make it easier to get one in Massachusetts.

The license shows that a person has graduated and passed the national qualifying exam.

The Boston Globe reports (https://bit.ly/1iKDusV ) the Professional Credential Services of Nashville said Monday that it is working with state officials on an investigation into how the licenses were awarded.

State officials have said they are reviewing whether to keep working with the company.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, https://www.bostonglobe.com

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