NY: Two certified nurses faces false records charges

Victoria E. Freile of the Democrat and Chronicle reports:

New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has filed charges against two certified nurse aides who worked in Rochester-area nursing homes. One aide allegedly used patients’ personal information to secure utility services for her home and the other aide allegedly falsified paperwork to cover up his criminal background.

Tara K. Smith, 35, of Bartlett St., Rochester, was charged with two counts of second-degree identity theft, a felony, and two counts of theft of service, a misdemeanor, according to a news release from Cuomo.


Smith, who was employed at the Blossom North Nursing Home in Rochester, is accused of using two elderly patients’ Social Security numbers to fraudulently obtain cable service from Time Warner Cable and power from Rochester Gas & Electric Corp.

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