Licensed Vocational Nurse Charged in Embezzlement Scheme

Southern California woman allegedly falsified employment records for monetary gain.

PrintRuth Green, of Lancaster, has been charged with one felony count of grand theft embezzlement and 15 misdemeanor counts of falsification of records for creating false and fraudulent time cards and medical records to obtain wages from her employer.

Green, a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), was hired to provide in-home nursing care for a child, four days a week, seven hours a day, which she failed to do.  Family members reported that Green was not coming into the home to care for the child as scheduled.

The Department of Consumer Affair’s Division of Investigation (DOI) Chatsworth Field Office investigated the allegations and time-clock records revealed that Green was working as a nurse at a skilled nursing facility on the dates she reported working at the child’s home. DOI’s investigation found that Green allegedly falsified records over a four-month period to show she was present at the child’s home for 43 days when she was not.

Charges were filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.    Green’s next court appearance will be in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 4, 2016.