Is this a crime?

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by itsybitsy itsybitsy (Member)

Specializes in NICU.

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Guest219794

Guest219794

2,453 Posts

I think you are right.

She has crossed the line.

The question is, what is the best course of action? You could start with the local police. But, given that Facebook crosses state lines, this could be a federal beef. You will be putting yourself at risk exposing this scam, but they can provide protection.

Whatever you do, don't unfriend her.

Atl-Murse

Atl-Murse

Has 1 years experience. 474 Posts

So, does this mean that Dr. Dre might not actually be a licensed physician?

THAT'S why his lawyers reacted that way when I sent a few pictures of my mole 'down there' for him to assess.

How dare you ! Dr Dre is a real doctor. Cna to MD bridge from Phoenix university online in just 6 weeks

DeeAngel

DeeAngel

826 Posts

Honestly? I would find more grounded, mature people for friends.

SC_RNDude

SC_RNDude

Has 7 years experience. 533 Posts

Intent is a portion of the law.

Are you talking about a law against impersonating, or just in general?

In most cases, intent is not part of a particular law.

For example, if you are caught speeding, you will get a ticket regardless if you intended to speed.

If you drive recklessly, cause a accident and kill someone, you may be guilty of manslaughter even though you did not intend to hurt anyone.

Asystole RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vascular Access, Infusion Therapy. 2,313 Posts

Are you talking about a law against impersonating, or just in general?

In most cases, intent is not part of a particular law.

For example, if you are caught speeding, you will get a ticket regardless if you intended to speed.

If you drive recklessly, cause a accident and kill someone, you may be guilty of manslaughter even though you did not intend to hurt anyone.

Say what? Intent is a MAJOR consideration in law. For example, battery is often defined as intentional and harmful contact with another person. Intent is the difference between manslaughter and second degree murder. Fraud is generally defined as the intentional use of deceit to deprive someone of their goods.

Intent is a core pillar of law. For moving violations that are issued for "strict-liability" then intent does not have to be proven. For any conventional crime criminal intent is a necessary component.

nursel56

Specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty. Has 46 years experience. 7,017 Posts

...What I was really going for is the protected title of nurse. If one person came here calling themselves a nurse when they were a CNA, you know there would be 50 posts all saying the protected title line.

I see. I think my mind got stuck on the trashy, bloodied-up, fake injuries part of it, and an amusing mental image of patient's reaction to that person stepping into the waiting room and calling in one of our buttoned-up, geriatric patients when it clearly wasn't a disaster drill. Your mind goes to weird places after several decades in ambulatory care.

I don't think the patient would be concerned with titles under those circumstances.

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 20 years experience. 3,624 Posts

I haven't read any comments so forgive me if this point has been brought up multiple times. She is playing a nurse in a TV show. She is acting and going out in public as her character promotes her show. It is probably part of her job to try to bring in more viewers and promoting the show in character is part of that. I am sure you realize that none of the actors that play nurses on more popular TV shows are actually nurses, this is no different. The show might be in poor taste, but heck I am already personally offended by how most nurses are portrayed on TV so what's one more?