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Woman fired, jailed over fraudulent use of nursing license
Police: Suspect used another's credentials
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Jodie Deanne Rogers

A Statesboro woman was jailed Wednesday after reportedly using another person’s nursing license to perform nursing duties at work.

Jodie Deanne Rogers, 43, Winding Way, was terminated from East Georgia Regional Medical Center after someone discovered she used another person’s nursing license and presented herself as a registered nurse, said Statesboro Police Sgt. Jake Saxon.

Michelle R. Woods, the hospital’s executive assistant and contract administrator, confirmed Roger’s brief employment and subsequent termination Friday in a statement released by the hospital.

“The individual in question is no longer employed. During her brief time in the position of nurse, which was less than two shifts, she remained in the orientation process, meaning she was under the supervision of an established nurse on our team at all times,” Woods said. “The care and safety of our patients is our top priority. We are conducting an internal review of our hiring processes and will make adjustments as appropriate.”

Rogers was charged with aggravated identity fraud, a felony as well as practicing as a registered nurse without a license. She is being held without bond, according to Bulloch County Jail records.

 

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

 

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