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Authorities: Fake Forsyth County nurse previously worked at hospice where Bobbi Kristina died
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Sobamowo. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Buford woman arrested for impersonating a nurse at a north Forsyth health care facility is also wanted in nearby Duluth for working without a nursing license at the hospice where Whitney Houston’s daughter died.

Taiwo Bolatito Sobamowo, 32, was arrested Sunday in Raleigh, N.C., on a warrant issued by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification.

She reportedly had a second possible residence in Raleigh and was found at the house after a rental car with a Georgia tag was recorded rented under “one of her alias names.”

According to Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the local sheriff’s office, Sobamowo did not have a nursing license but supposedly practiced as a registered professional nurse at Gracemont Senior Living off Jot Em Down Road near Ga. 400.

The agency also issued warrants for her on felony charges of financial identity fraud and forgery, Rodriguez said.

“Sobamowo had provided fraudulent credentials under a different name to gain employment,” Rodriguez said. “The investigation showed that Sobamowo is not licensed in the state of Georgia or elsewhere in the United States.”

According to a multi-jurisdictional investigation, she supposedly used the licensing information of a metro Atlanta medical professional who was not aware her identity had been stolen prior to the Forsyth County investigation.

The woman reportedly confirmed to law enforcement that she does not know Sobamowo or allow her license information to be used by anyone.

Sobamowo was held at the Wake County Detention Facility in Raleigh before being transfered to the Forsyth County Jail in Cumming on Wednesday, Nov. 4. She is being held there without bond due to a hold from Gwinnett County.

Rodriguez declined to comment further on the matter, other than to say the investigation began in September.

“Anything else she’s involved in, we don’t have that,” he said, deferring comment to the other law enforcement agencies involved.

Sobamowo is also the subject of a separate probe for her employment at Peachtree Christian Hospice off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.

The center is where 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown resided at the time of her death in July. She was the daughter of Houston and fellow singer Bobby Brown.

In late January, Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub and was kept in a medically induced coma until her death. She had been named as the sole beneficiary of her mother’s estate after Houston’s death in 2012.

“Duluth police began investigating this matter on Oct. 27 after being notified by Forsyth County authorities of their investigative findings,” said Don Woodruff, a spokesman for the Duluth Police Department.

“Duluth obtained a warrant for practicing as a registered professional nurse without a license. Additional charges may be forthcoming.”

Woodruff said Duluth investigators are “looking at her involvement” at the hospice. It was not clear whether she worked directly with Brown or whether she used her false credentials to get close to her.

Peachtree Christian Hospice provided information indicating she provided service as a contract worker through Homestead Hospice, located in Roswell, Woodruff said.

“She doesn’t have any credentials to work there,” Woodruff said. “She’s not a nurse, so anything she may have done there may be criminal activity.”

He said her employment records indicated she attended a medical college in Washington, D.C.

“To date,” he said, “we have been unable to confirm her attendance at this school.”