A nurse who cared for Bobbi Kristina Brown in the days leading up to her death was not actually a nurse, and a woman who was working in the hospice care centre where Brown passed away has been arrested. The Forsyth County Sheriff arrested Taiwo Sobamowo for identity theft, forgery and impersonating a nurse.
The Sheriff and police officers in Duluth, Georgia believe that the imposter used the identification of an actual nurse with a similar name in order to gain employment at Peachtree Christian Hospice, where Bobbi Kristina was receiving care up until her death. Police say that Sobamowo fled Georgia after alerting officers, but she was later arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina and is awaiting to appear before a judge, she is also believed to have executed a similar crime in Washington D.C.
It is unclear whether Sobamowo had individual direct contact with Brown, but reports do claim that the intruder was among those who treated Brown in her final days at the hospice. It is also unclear whether her employment at the hospice centre had any connection to the death of Whitney Houston’s 22-year-old daughter, however investigators have found no evidence to suggest that she was attempting to get closer to the Brown or Houston family.
Sobamowo was employed by homestead Hospice and Palliative Care, who provide contract nurses for Peachtree Christian Hospice. The company has said that they are “shocked and dismayed that she had issues with her licensing”, Regional Director of Operations Amanda McKissick added, “We understand that we are not the only hospice that she has gained fraudulent employment with, and we are relieved that she is no longer practicing”. The company also said that Sobamowo’s employment was terminated with immediate effect and that she was reported to the State Board of Nursing.