Here is a short list of the potential problems that authorities recently alleged in connection with Betty Lichtenstein's "Nurse of the Year" award, which she received in 2008:
- She isn't a nurse.
Wait, I found a few more:
- She was working at a doctor's office at the time, falsely claiming to be an RN.
- She was doing things real nurses do, like give injections, without a license.
- She received the award from the Connecticut Nursing Association.
- There is no "Connecticut Nursing Association."
- Lichtenstein staged the dinner at which she received the award.
- She invited forty people to the fake award dinner, including patients and other staff.
- She asked the doctor she worked for to be the keynote speaker.
- She was arrested in May for trying to buy drugs with a forged prescription.
- She used a slip from her boss's office to do it.
Oh, and "Lichtenstein" isn't her real name.
I think that mostly covers it.
Link: Hartford Courant