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Woman with revoked nursing license arrest for fraud...again

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 17:51:04-05

CHANDLER, AZ — A woman with a revoked nursing license was caught again using fake documents in an attempt to get a real license.

In August of this year ABC15 told you about Laura Lynn Bell, a Psychiatric nurse with a revoked license, treating VA patients and defrauding the VA and insurance companies of over $800,000.

While on release for those charges Bell has been arrested again.

Investigators with the Arizona Department of Transportation report that Bell, who also goes by Laura Lynn Smith, was using a fake driver's license to get transcripts from the University of South Alabama.

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Officials at the school reportedly got a forged court document showing a name change from Laura Lynn Smith to Alicia Houston.

Investigators say she was requesting that the university transfer her transcripts from Smith to Houston so she could renew her nursing license, which has been revoked in several states including Arizona.

When investigators searched her home near Cooper and Chandler Heights roads, they allegedly found forged court documents and other papers in the name of Alicia Houston.

When investigators contacted the real Alicia Houston she reportedly told them that she has never seen or heard of Bell.

Bell is now being held without bond on fraud charges.