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State revokes Richmond Township woman’s nursing license

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ANN MARIE AMES
May 5, 2010
— A Richmond Township woman has had her nursing license revoked after she used a hospital patientís identification to open two credit card accounts in 2006.

The Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing on Tuesday announced the Board of Nursing has revoked the license of Sarah J. Carpenter, N6764 Lake Lorraine Road, in Richmond Township between the cities of Delavan and Whitewater.


The nursing board ordered Carpenter, 31, to pay $2,985.


In March 2008, Carpenter pleaded guilty to one charge of misappropriating identification to obtain money, a felony. She was sentenced to two years probation and 20 hours of community service, according to online court records.


She was ordered to pay $100 in fines and court costs.


According to court documents, Carpenter was working as a licensed practical nurse at UW Health Clinic in Madison in 2006 when a patient who shared Carpenterís last name was checked in.


Carpenter used the patientís identification to obtain two credit cards. She charged between $4,500 and $5,000 on each card, according to court documents.


One of the purchases was for $500 in jewelry at a party hosted by Carpenterís roommate in June 2006, according to the documents.


Carpenter could have been fined up to $10,000 and ordered to six years in prison.



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