N.L. police accuse woman of stealing identities to work as nurse in care homes

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A woman is accused of stealing people's identities to work in long-term care homes in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A woman is accused of stealing people’s identities to work in long-term care homes in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says 43-year-old Lisa Driscoll fraudulently obtained nursing positions in St. John’s under several surnames, including O’Driscoll, Strickland and Harris.

Driscoll was arrested Monday and faces a bevy of charges including fraud, identify theft, perjury, breach of probation and breach of the Licensed Practical Nurses Act.

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Meanwhile, RCMP in Gander, N.L., say the accused — whom they identify as Lisa Strickland — stole the identity and credentials of a registered nurse to work last fall at a long-term care home in the town about 200 kilometres northwest of St. John’s.

The Mounties say that during the accused’s employment, prescription medication was stolen from the care home.

They say she faces charges of identity fraud and theft under $5,000.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2023.

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