Fake Nurse Practitioner Gets 5 Years in Prison

1 Min Read Published July 12, 2023
Fake Nurse Practitioner Gets 5 Years in Prison

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Pamela O'Guinn, 58, posed as a nurse practitioner and practiced medicine without a license, according to the Arizona Attorney General. O’Guinn was sentenced to five years in state prison on Friday, July 7, 2023. This comes as a result of her illicit activities, which included writing prescriptions.

O’Guinn plead guilty to several charges including, 

  • Fraudulent schemes

  • Taking the identity of another

  • Forgery

The full sentencing order can be read here. 

About The Fake Nurse Practitioner

According to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, O’Guinn operated under the fake identity of nurse practitioner, Dr. Pamela Robinson DNP PSYD, though, O'Guinn has never held any nursing credentials. Despite this, she managed to deceive individuals and even wrote prescriptions for controlled substances using a stolen identity. Her fraudulent practices remained undetected until a complaint was filed with the Arizona State Board of Nursing, triggering an investigation into her activities.

Following the investigation, which revealed no record of "Dr. Pamela Robinson," the Arizona State Board of Nursing referred the case to the Arizona Attorney General's Office. In March 2021, O'Guinn was subsequently indicted on 36 charges

However, she reached a guilty plea earlier this year, leading to her recent sentencing. In addition to the five-year prison term, O'Guinn will be subject to three years of supervised probation upon her release.

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