[h=2]Seven Plead Guilty to Forging Transcripts in Order to Become Nurses[/h]From CA BON:SACRAMENTO - Seven people have plead guilty to charges of forgery for using fake transcripts to become licensed as Registered Nurses. All were arrested as a result of a multi-agency probe initiated by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) that involved the Division of Investigation (DOI), the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).Juan Malaluan Tenorio, Jr. and Glyn Cordova Villegas of Kern County, James Quijano Leoncio of Orange County, Philip Tolentino Sarmiento, Laurence Viernes, German Zagada and Jude Dagza Leoncio of Los Angeles County applied for licenses to practice as Registered Nurses in California using false and forged nursing school transcripts from the Philippines. They now face up to three years in prison.BRN licensing staff were instrumental in assisting with identifying the individuals involved and verifying they did not attend the nursing schools listed on applications for licensure."Protecting patient safety is the Board's top priority," said Louise Bailey, Executive Officer of the Board of Registered Nursing. "A nurse without the proper education could be dangerous to a patient." The Board of Registered Nursing and the Division of Investigation worked with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Internal Revenue Services' Criminal Investigation Division to investigate and arrest the seven. An eighth individual Joanne Keeney, the suspected-ringleader, currently resides in the Philippines. There is a warrant for her arrest.At the request of the Board of Registered Nursing, a Sacramento County Superior Court Judge ordered Juan Malaluan Tenorio, Jr., Glyn Cordova Villegas, Philip Tolentino Sarmiento, Laurence Viernes, German Zagada, Jude Dagza Leoncio, and James Quijano Leoncio not to practice as registered nurses.The Board of Registered Nursing filed and served accusations against Juan Malaluan Tenorio, Jr., Glyn Cordova Villegas, Philip Tolentino Sarmiento, Laurence Viernes, Jude Dagza Leoncio and James Quijano Leoncio on May 16, 2014, and German Zagada on May 22, 2014 seeking revocation of their RN licenses.All seven people are expected to be sentenced June 27, 2014.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++I knew this was going to happen and in some of my previous mentions I've always said, there will be possible time for using fraudulent paperwork that you will be caught and will be spending time inside a concrete "hotel" where there's little freedom to go and drive to get a cup of coffee any time of the day.This will also apply to those of you who knows of friends, friend of a friend etc who not only used Recto documents (paperwork purchased from the streets of the PH) but also those "adjusting" their clinical and case studies to meet the concurrency rules. I think that this is already in the works now. It will be obvious from those that graduated from the same school, same year, took the same courses together, but these "students-nurses" got their ATT in CA, but their friends were all denied the approval, it's coming so watch out when HR calls you in the office or there's an unwelcome knock at your place of residence with people that have handcuffs on their belt.