Deborah Oldham, a Burlingame registered nurse, has pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud and will appear in San Mateo County Superior Court on December 2, 2016 for sentencing.
Oldham was originally charged with nine felony counts, including insurance fraud and obtaining controlled substances by fraud. Her plea was the result of a year-long joint investigation conducted by the Investigation and Enforcement Unit – Hayward Field Office of the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation and the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
The investigation showed that while working at Mills-Peninsula Health Services in 2013, Oldham documented administration of fentanyl and midazolam to patients, which resulted in charges to the patients’ insurance providers.
Oldham’s registered nurse license was placed on probation last summer after the California Board of Registered Nursing filed an accusation that Oldham made unintelligible entries pertaining to controlled substances.
The Board’s accusation and order can be viewed here: