NORTH FORSYTH — A Forsyth County grand jury has indicted a Buford woman accused of impersonating a nurse at a north Forsyth health care facility and who also supposedly did the same while caring for the late Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Taiwo Bolatito Sobamowo faces two counts of practicing as a registered professional nurse without a license and one count each of identity fraud and aggravated identity fraud, according to a May 9 bill of indictment in Superior Court.
The indictment contends Sobamowo, who was 32 at the time of her initial arrest in November, is accused of attaching the abbreviation “RN” to the end of her name on medical records for a patient, “implying that she is a registered professional nurse, without being duly licensed and recognized by the board so to practice under the laws of the State of Georgia.”
She supposedly practiced nursing “under cover of an illegally and fraudulently obtained license” of an actual nurse when she pronounced the death of a patient.
Sobamowo was arrested in Raleigh, N.C., on a warrant issued by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at what may have been her second residence. That came after a rental car with a Georgia tag was recorded rented under “one of her alias names.”
According to the sheriff’s office at the time, she was posing as a nurse at Gracemont Senior Living off Jot Em Down Road near Ga. 400 in north Forsyth.
A multi-jurisdictional investigation showed she reportedly used the licensing information of a metro Atlanta medical professional who was not aware her identity had been stolen prior to the Forsyth investigation.
The woman reportedly confirmed to law enforcement at the time she does not know Sobamowo and did not allow anyone to use her license information.
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 2015. She was the daughter of Houston and fellow singer Bobby Brown.
In late January, their daughter was found unresponsive in a bathtub and had been 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.
According to the Associated Press, Mariam “Lola” Savage, a friend of Sobamowo, said Sobamowo told her she had been caring for Bobbi Kristina.
Duluth police began an investigation in October after being notified by Forsyth authorities of their findings, according to Don Woodruff, a spokesman for the department, at the time.
A police report showed no indication that Brown’s care was affected by Sobamowo.
Charges against Sobamowo in Duluth that were similar to Forsyth’s accusations remained open as of her indictment, according to case records.
Warrants were also issued by the Roswell police in December 2015 on charges of forgery, theft by deception and practicing as a professional registered nurse without a license.
Her former employer, Homestead Hospice, is based in Roswell.
She was hired by Homestead Hospice in September 2014 and fired on Aug. 5 when she failed to provide proof of a license, according to the Georgia Board of Nursing.
A cease-and-desist order issued by the DC Department of Health, according to the AP, said an August 2013 background check showed she had been convicted of check forgery and other offenses in Minnesota.
Sobamowo also apparently faced charges of theft in Maryland and a charge of passing a bad check in Missouri.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.