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Nurse pleads guilty to white collar crimes

| Mar 18, 2019 | White Collar Crimes |

Anyone in Michigan or any other state who faces federal charges may be advised by legal counsel to plead guilty. In many cases, such a plea could lead to the best possible outcome. This was how a 37-year-old man in another state pleaded on multiple white collar crimes charges.

According to court documents the defendant obtained employment as a nurse at various medical facilities. However, it states that he could not provide proof of any training for this profession. The complaint further claims that the man applied for these positions by using the name and license number of another registered nurse. At one facility, the defendant was appointed as the assistant director with responsibilities that required nursing skills during day-to-day nursing care of patients.

Furthermore, the man reportedly committed identity fraud by using other people’s personal details like names, nursing license numbers, Social Security numbers and more to obtain credit cards, loans, a driver’s license and insurance in no less than six states during 2017 and 2018. He used the same method to rent apartments. The federal charges to which he entered a guilty plea include Social Security fraud, aggravated identity fraud and health care fraud.

The investigation is ongoing, and this man will only learn the details of the punishment in June. Anyone in Michigan who is charged with white collar crimes may be wise to secure the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Convictions can only take place if, and when, the prosecution can prove guilt without a reasonable doubt, and in the meantime, legal counsel can work to get charges reduced or dismissed. If this is not possible, a guilty plea might be suggested to secure the most favorable outcome for the client.