The California Department of Consumer Affairs reported the arrest of a West Hollywood man for identity theft. According to the Department, the man applied for and received a job as a registered nurse. The man used the name of a real nursing professional and provided falsified identity documents to the hiring company.
The man arrived for work at St. Louise Regional Hospital and was questioned by investigators. He confessed that he had assumed the identity of a registered nurse. The man is not a registered nurse, but had previously worked in California as a licensed vocational nurse.
In 2014, the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians revoked the man’s license following a criminal conviction in 2014. In that case, the posed as another registered nurse, and took a job at a Marina Del Ray hospital. While there, he allegedly stole property belonging to another employee. He originally faced charges of identity theft and false personation, but pleaded guilty to one count of burglary.
Los Angeles identity theft attorney
Identity theft charges can arise from a number of different actions. Most often however, the crime is associated with some kind of financial fraud. Penalties for identity theft can be serious. Prior felony convictions can also increase penalties for new convictions. That’s why you need the assistance of an experienced identity theft attorney like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of courtroom criminal defense experience. An experienced attorney can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. Don’t settle for an attorney who won’t defend you aggressively, and don’t take a risk on an attorney who doesn’t have significant courtroom experience.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County identity theft case.
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