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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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Imposter
Violation

Nursing Ashley Nicole Pettis

Ashley Nicole Pettis
a.k.a. Ashley Nicole Jones

Published in the April 2018 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin

Ashley Nicole Pettis
a.k.a. Ashley Nicole Jones

Between May 10, 2017, and October 4, 2017, Ashley Nicole Pettis, a.k.a. Ashley Nicole Jones, remained employed with a staffing agency in the Fort Worth, Texas area after her license had been revoked by the Board.  Ashley Nicole Pettis continued to practice as a licensed vocational nurse providing hospice care to patients at facilities and in their homes.  According to the Board’s licensure records, the license of Ashley Nicole Pettis to practice nursing in the State of Texas was revoked on May 9, 2017. The case has been referred to the Tarrant County District Attorney for prosecution.

 

Nursing Karen Zajic

Leticia Gallarzo
a.k.a. n/a

Published in the January 2018 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin

Leticia Gallarzo
a.k.a. n/a

Imposter alerts regarding the unauthorized practice of registered nursing by Leticia Gallarzo were originally published in the October 2015 and April 2016 editions of the Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin.  On July 6, 2017, Leticia Gallarzo plead guilty to five counts of knowingly making false statements related to health care for falsely representing herself as a registered nurse at two hospitals and three skilled nursing facilities in five different cities in southern Texas between March 2015 and October 2015. On October 3, 2017, Leticia Gallarzo was sentenced to serve 14 months in the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay more than $34,000 in restitution.

 

Nursing Karen Zajic

Stephanie Garcia
a.k.a. Stephanie Halcomb

Published in the January 2018 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin

Stephanie Garcia
a.k.a. Stephanie Halcomb

In May 2016, Stephanie Garcia, also known as Stephanie Halcomb, obtained employment as a registered nurse  (RN) at a dialysis facility in the Marshall, Texas, area using the RN licensure information of a nurse having the same name and by submitting an application which contained falsified employment history as a RN dating back to August 2011.  In May 2017 through October 2017, Stephanie Garcia was promoted as a registered nurse and practiced as the facility administrator.  The Board’s investigation revealed that the date of birth, social security number, and address information provided by Stephanie Garcia to the facility did not belong to any nurse having a license or privilege to practice nursing in the State of Texas. The case has been referred to the Office of the Harrison County District Attorney for prosecution.

 

Nursing Desiree Casey

Lydia Gonzales
a.k.a. n/a

Published in the January 2018 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin

Lydia Gonzales
a.k.a. n/a


On August 4, 2017, Lydia Gonzales attempted to gain employment as a RN with a home health agency in the Houston, Texas, area, by submitting an application which falsely indicated she had a license to practice professional registered nursing in the State of Texas. The application included the license number issued to a registered nurse of the same name. The home health agency staff were alerted to the attempt when they tried to verify licensure using the last four digits of the social security number and the date of birth provided by Lydia Gonzales. The investigation conducted by the Board revealed that Lydia Gonzales had previously been a licensed vocational nurse whose license to practice nursing has been in revoked status since September 13, 2016. The case has been referred to the Office of the Harris County District Attorney for prosecution.

 

Nursing Blanca Matta

Christopher Ross Thompson
a.k.a. n/a

Published in the January 2018 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin

Christopher Ross Thompson
a.k.a. n/a


From October 2013 through September 2017, Christopher Ross Thompson continued to practice as a registered nurse at a behavioral health transport company in the Dallas, Texas, area after his license had been revoked by submitting to the company altered and forged RN licensure verifications which appeared to be from the Board.  According to the Board’s licensure records, the license of Christopher Ross Thompson to practice nursing in the State of Texas has been revoked since October 17, 2013.  The case has been referred to the Dallas County District Attorney for prosecution.   

 


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