A carer who is said to have been responsible for looking after Bobbi Kristina Brownduring her dying days has been charged with impersonating a nurse, according to reports.
Taiwo Sobamowo, 32, was working at the Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, Georgia on July 26 when the 22-year-old died after a six month coma.
Duluth Police Department confirmed to Fox News – who broke the story – that Sobamowo was arrested in North Carolina in connection with identity fraud.
She was employed at Peachtree Christian Hospice during Bobbi Kristina’s stay and faces charges of first-degree forgery, identity fraud and practicing nursing without a license in Forsyth County, sheriff’s Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez confirmed on Tuesday.
Police were not able to confirm whether she provided care for Bobbi Kristina before her death but Fox Atlanta have reported that she was part of a team of nurses who provided care.
Sobamowo was arrested on Sunday, after an investigation into her background began in September following a police tip off.
According to reports, Sobamowo was fired on August 5th after failing to provide proof of a license – just days after Bobbi Kristina had passed away.
Mallie Sharafat, CEO of Homestead Hospice which provided nurses to Peachtree Hospice, claimed they had performed background checks and reviewed references from other health care agencies.
They said in a statement following the arrest: “We had no reason to believe that she was anything other than a good nurse with proper credentials.
“As soon as the credentialing discrepancy was discovered by one of our employees, we immediately took action and notified the appropriate authorities.”