A West Hollywood man has been arrested on suspicion of identity theft after he was found impersonating a registered nurse.
On May 1, 2017, investigators with the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation obtained an arrest warrant for licensed vocational nurse Josell McNeil-Dawkins.
McNeil-Dawkins was charged with one felony count of grand theft by embezzlement.
McNeil-Dawkins was investigated by the Division of Investigations’ Investigation and Enforcement Unit – Chatsworth Field Office after she was terminated by her employer, a home health agency.
From December 2015 to February 2016, McNeil-Dawkins was paid to provide in-home patient care for an infant. McNeil-Dawkins failed to provide the care and instead falsified records in order to obtain payments for services she had never provided.
McNeil-Dawkins turned herself into the Los Angeles County Court on May 5 and pleaded not guilty to the charge. She appeared in court on May 18 and her next court appearance is scheduled for July 6, 2017 at 8:30am.
The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians is reviewing the case and will take disciplinary action against McNeil-Dawkins’ license as appropriate.