Fake nurse worked at three long-term care homes; Mississauga woman charged

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Published March 8, 2024 at 11:46 am

Mississauga woman charged with being a fake nurse in Hamilton.

A Mississauga resident is facing fraud and other charges after police in Hamilton allege a woman passed herself off as a qualified nurse to get work at three different long-term care homes.

Hamilton Police said in a news release on Friday they launched their investigation last May after discovering a woman “had misrepresented herself as a qualified nurse to secure employment” at a Hamilton long-term care facility.

According to investigators, a woman without legitimate nursing credentials held nursing jobs at three long-term care homes between October 2022 and May 2023.

Police did not identify the care facilities.

Investigators allege a woman “forged a real nurse’s legitimate documents into her own name to obtain employment.”

Oladoyin (Deborah) Farominiyi, 29, of Mississauga, is charged with:

  • fraud over $5,000
  • false pretence over $5,000
  • four counts of use forged documents

She’s been released from custody and will return to court at a later date.

Police say they’ve been in touch with both the Ministry of Long-Term Care and the College of Nurses of Ontario as their investigation continues.

Anyone with information is urged to call Hamilton Police at 905-540-5300 or 905-546-3841, or Crimes Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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