*The woman overseeing Bobbi Kristina Brown’s care at the hospice where she died was impersonating a nurse and faces charges that include identity fraud and nursing without a license, police said.
Taiwo Sobamowo, 32, tended to the only daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. A police report refers to her as “the nurse in charge of caring for Brown,” reports the AP.
Brown, 22, died July 26, months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in the bathtub of her Roswell home Jan. 31.
The case began in September, when investigators in Forsyth County began looking into her background after receiving a tip raising questions about Sobamowo, who had worked at an assisted living facility, sheriff’s Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez said Tuesday.
Duluth Police don’t say how Brown’s care might have been affected by the alleged fraud. Authorities say the case is under investigation.
Sobamowo – who has addresses in Buford, Georgia, and Raleigh, North Carolina – faces charges of first-degree forgery, identity fraud and practicing nursing without a license in Forsyth County, Rodriguez said. She was being held Tuesday in a Raleigh jail on a charge of being a fugitive from another state.
On Oct. 27, Forsyth County sheriff’s Detective Cpl. Jeffrey Roe contacted Duluth police “in reference to a high-profile case” that Duluth has some jurisdiction over, Duluth police wrote in their report. Roe said Sobamowo had stolen the state-issued RN number of a real nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
“Our investigation has revealed no license or registration on record through the Georgia Board of Nursing for Sobamowo,” Duluth police said in a separate statement on the case.
“Documentation obtained through Sobamowo’s employment records indicated she attended a medical college in Washington, D.C.,” the statement said. “To date we have been unable to confirm her attendance at this school.”
Duluth police said they’ve obtained a warrant charging Sobamowo with practicing as a registered nurse without a license in that city and that additional charges may be filed.