Investigators in Forsyth County and Duluth, Georgia, are seeking other patients or family and relatives of people who were treated by a woman jailed on charges of posing as a nurse to provide hospice care for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
Taiwo Sobamowo was arrested Sunday in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was booked Wednesday into the Forsyth County jail on charges stemming from her job at an assisted-living facility in Cumming.
Peachtree Christian Hospice issued a statement Wednesday that said, in part:
"Ms. Sobamowo never provided any hands-on clinical care to any patient residing in Peachtree Christian Hospice, including Bobbi Kristina Brown.”
"She is charged with practicing nursing without a license, a misdemeanor. Also, we have booked her on charges of identity fraud and first-degree forgery, which are both felony counts," said Forsyth Sheriff's Office Cpl. Pete Sabella.
Forsyth detectives received a tip from someone who questioned the credentials of Sobamowo at the assisted-living facility.
The agency shared the information gathered in its investigation with Duluth police. The defendant was an employee of another health provider, Homestead Hospice in Roswell.
Police allege that Sobamowo stole the RN license of a nurse at Grady Hospital and used her credentials to get hired by Homestead Hospice and work at Peachtree Christian Hospice, where Brown was a patient until her death in late July.
WSB-TV contacted the Georgia Secretary of State's Office, which certifies nursing professionals.
It said Sobamowo was terminated Aug. 5 when she was unable to provide proof of licensure. It also said that she used an RN license number belonging to a licensee with a similar name.
Duluth police have filed a charge of practicing nursing without a license and said additional charges may be brought against Sobamowo.
She is jailed without bond and will appear before a magistrate judge Thursday morning.