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If you have any knowledge or information regarding the employment practices of the following individual(s), please contact the Board’s Enforcement Division immediately, at (512) 305-6838.


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Nursing Imposter: Cindi Billebault

CINDI BILLEBAULT a.k.a. Cynthia Ellen Fromm

Published in the January 2004 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, Volume 35, No. 1


Cindi Billebault was employed by a nursing home in Temple, Texas, as an LVN in the Charge Nurse position; however, she was paid an RN salary. In July 2002 Ms. Billebault informed the nursing home that she had passed her RN examination. The nursing home then scheduled Ms. Billebault to work as a registered nurse from July 2002, through January 2003. Ms. Billebault started signing RN after her name and misrepresented herself as an RN. Ms. Billebault signed nurses notes and physician’s orders with RN after her name. In January 2003 the facility contacted the Board Office to verify the license and they found that Ms. Billebault did not hold a license to practice as a registered nurse. Ms. Billebault was told to bring her license in for verification; however, by March 2003, she had not produced the license. Ms. Billebault did not return to work and was terminated from employment on January 24, 2003. The Board has referred the case to the Bell County District Attorney’s office.

Nursing Imposter - Maryanne Pille Salamanca

Maryanne Pille Salamanca

Published in the January 2004 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, Volume 35, No. 1


Maryanne Pille Salamanca secured employment as a Graduate Nurse (GN) with a hospice agency in Addison, Texas. Ms. Salamanca did not hold a permit to practice as a GN from the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas. Ms. Salamanca practiced as a GN from June 3, 2003 through approximately August 2003. Ms. Salamanca was making visits with a preceptor and then in July 2003, Ms. Salamanca was observed making patient visits alone. This information was brought to the administrator’s attention, but staff was assured that no patients were being seen by Ms. Salamanca without a preceptor. In August 2003, the administrator informed staff that Ms. Salamanca had passed the State Board Exam. Maryanne Pille Salamanca began to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas without a valid license from August 2003 through approximately September 30, 2003. The Board has referred the case to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office.

Nursing Imposter: Burner Jean Scott

Burner Jean Scott

Published in the January 2004 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, Volume 35, No. 1


Burner Jean Scott secured employment as a registered nurse with an Independent School District in McClennan County, Texas, and worked from October 12, 1992 through August 25, 2003. On or about August 9, 2003, a representative for the school district consortium group found a discrepancy in Ms. Scott’s RN license number. After reviewing Ms. Scott’s information, they noticed her license number had seven (7) numbers instead of six (6). The representative contacted the supervisor of Personnel Services and asked her to double check Ms. Scott’s license number. They believed a clerical error had been made because there was one too many numbers. The supervisor went back to review Ms. Scott’s file and discovered that this was not a clerical error, in fact, the actual copy of Ms. Scott’s RN license card listed seven (7) numbers. On August 11, 2003, the supervisor contacted the Texas Board of Nursing to verify licensure. Ms. Scott had provided a copy of her RN license with her picture on it that was signed by an individual other than the Executive Director for the Texas Board of Nursing. On August 25, 2003, the Director of Human Resources, presented the information to Ms. Scott. Ms. Scott never admitted that she made a fraudulent license, however, she was asked to resign effective immediately. The Board has referred the case to the McClennan County District Attorney’s office.

Nursing Imposter: Rickie Alvarado Mathews

Rickie Alvarado Mathews

Published in the July 2004 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, Volume 35, No. 3

Rickie Alvarado Mathews secured employment asa Registered Nurse with a nursing home in Floresville, Texas, on December 12, 2003. After passing a drug screen Mr. Mathews was asked to produce copies of nursing license and driver's license. Mr. Mathews left and did not return to work. On January 5, 2004, the Police Department came looking for Mr. Mathews. Rickie Alvarado Mathews then attempted to secure employment as a Registered Nurse with a home health agency inFloresville, Texas, on January 5, 2004. The interview was cut short and license verification was requested. Mr. Mathews stated he left his license at home and would bring it in either later that day or the next. The facility contacted the Board office for verification of Mr. Mathews’license using social security number and name. Mr. Matthews did not havea nurse license. A criminal background check was conducted which came back with a lengthy list including several felony arrests. The agencycontacted the local police department and reported the information.

Nursing Imposter: Connie Simpson

Connie Simpson

Published in the July 2004 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, Volume 35, No. 3


Connie Simpson secured employment as a Graduate Nurse (GN) with a nursing & rehabilitation facility in Fort Worth, Texas, and worked without a permit from October 10, 2003, through December 16, 2003. Staff contacted the office of the Board of Nurse Examiners, Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, and CNA Registry to verify licensure status, but could not confirm that a permit/license was issued to Ms. Simpson. Ms. Simpson told staff that she graduated in May 1999 and paid a national fee while still in Kansas. Ms. Simpson also stated that she had taken an exam, but failed it and she assumed that this test was "universal." Ms. Simpson signed GN after her name and performed duties of a graduate nurse. Ms. Simpson was terminated on December 16, 2003 and her case was referred to the Office of the Attorney General, Austin, Texas.

Nursing Imposter: Margarita Hamm

Margarita Hamm

Published in the July 2004 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, Volume 35, No. 3


Margarita Hamm secured employment as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), with a nursing and rehabilitation facility in San Antonio, Texas, without a license. Ms. Hamm submitted a resume which indicated she received a Vocational Nursing Degree in June 1996. Ms. Hamm practiced as an LVN at this facility from November 2, 2001, through September 30, 2002. Ms. Hamm signed LVN after her name on various documents including new hire paperwork, payroll sheets, and Employee Corrective Action Report. Ms. Hamm was terminated from this facility on September 30, 2002. Margarita Hamm then secured employment as a Licensed Vocational Nurse with a nursing home in San Antonio, Texas, and practiced from April 18, 2003, through May 19, 2003. The Director of Nursing was informed by staff that there was a possibility that Ms. Hamm did not hold an LVN license. The Director of Nursing contacted the office of the Texas Board of Nursing to verify licensure status and was told that there was no record for Margarita Hamm. Attempts were made to contact Ms. Hamm to clarify the issue and have her produce a valid license, but she never returned to the facility with the proof and she was terminated from employment. The Board has referred the case to the Bexar County District Attorney’s office.

Nursing Imposter: Karla Scrivner-Bailey

Karla Scrivner-Bailey

Published in the July 2004 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, Volume 35, No. 3

Karla Scrivner-Bailey secured employment as the Office Manager for a physician’s office in Dumas, Texas, on or about September 24, 2003. Ms. Scrivner-Bailey worked through December 16, 2003. During the course of her employment Ms. Scrivner-Bailey verbally stated that she was a Registered Nurse. Ms. Scrivner-Bailey started assisting with patients and began signing RN after her name on patient records. After several requests for the RN license, Ms. Scrivner-Bailey produced a copy of the internet site from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and stated that she was listed under her maiden name "Scrivner". A staff member removed a piece of paper off the copy machine which appeared to be the same internet page originally given to prove licensure; however, it was altered with Ms. Scrivner-Bailey’s name taped to the appropriate place. The facility staff checked the Oklahoma Board of Nursing website to verify the license number given and found the number belonged to another individual. Ms. Scrivner-Bailey was terminated from employment. The Board has referred the case to the Moore County District Attorney’s office.

Nursing Imposter: Cindy Lynn Richard

Cindy Lynn Richard

Published in the July 2004 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, Volume 35, No. 3


Cindy Lynn Richard’s license to practice vocational nursing in the State of Texas was Revoked on March 11, 2002. Ms. Richard practiced as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and signed LVN after her name while she was employed with a nursing home in Wells, Texas, from March 11, 2002, through August 31, 2002. During a facility survey it was discovered that Ms. Richard’s license was revoked and her employment was terminated.


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