Woman gets 3-years in prison for working as unlicensed nurse

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman is headed to prison after admitting she impersonated a nurse when she wasn’t licensed and didn’t have a nursing degree.

The Repository in Canton reports (http://bit.ly/1RqIXhK ) that a Stark County judge sentenced Kristin Sweet to three years in prison. She may be released after 90 days to be treated at a correction center.

The 31-year-old Alliance woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to identity fraud, deception to obtain a dangerous drug and practicing as a nurse without a license.

She faces similar charges in Crawford County. A message seeking comment has been left for Sweet’s attorney.

Sweet had applied for a nursing job at Brookdale Senior Living Facility. Prosecutors say she administered a narcotic to nursing home residents. No residents were harmed.

Sweet has apologized.


Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com