Well, this is more than a little disturbing. Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away back in July at only 22 years of age, but not before spending months in a coma first at a hospital, then at a local hospice in Atlanta. Her family has attempted to begin the healing process since then, but now some disturbing news has emerged that will make that incredibly difficult: one of the nurses caring for Bobbi before her death actually wasn’t a nurse at all.
From The AP:
A woman in charge of 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 cared for Brown, the only daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, according to a police report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The report describes Sobamowo, 32, as the nurse in charge of caring for Brown.
There is nothing in the report that mentions how Brown’s care might have been affected. Duluth police say the case is under investigation.
In a statement, Homestead Hospice CEO Mallie Sharafat said the company performed a background check and reviewed references from other health care agencies in the area.
“We had no reason to believe that she was anything other than a good nurse with proper credentials,” Sharafat wrote. “As soon as the credentialing discrepancy was discovered by one of our employees, we immediately took action and notified the appropriate authorities.”
Sharafat said the company has since taken “further precautions,” including re-credentialing all care staff.
Honestly, how do things like this happen? HOW? This isn’t even like she was just interacting with “regular” patients, so in fact you’d assume that given BK’s celebrity status, they would have even been more careful. This is ridiculous and incredibly worrying, and what this woman’s game was in going to such lengths to get close to Bobbi/this job may never be known, but I think it’s clear that more precautions need to be taken.