A West Hollywood man was arrested on Monday after he was discovered impersonating a registered nurse at Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy.
In a press release, the California Department of Consumer Affairs said Jeremy Daniels Griffin was arrested on suspicion of identity fraud. Griffin had been hired by Aya Healthcare, which provides temporary nursing services to hospitals.
Griffin arrived at the hospital in Gilroy on Monday and was confronted by investigators who had received information from Aya that the documents Griffin submitted in the hiring process were suspicious.
Aya determined that Griffin had used the name of an actual registered nurse as his own. He is not a registered nurse, however, he does have a vocational nursing license.
The DCA said this was not the first time Griffin misrepresented himself. The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians revoked his license in 2014 after Griffin was convicted of receiving stolen property and burglary. He had allegedly used the ID of another registered nurse to get a job at a medical facility in Marina Del Rey and stole property from a doctor’s office there. Griffin pleaded no contest to one felony count of burglary in L.A. Superior Court.