Woman Arrested After Posing As Doctor

A woman posed as a doctor, she supported her claim by buying awards from a trophy store

Amy Suzanne Pohlman, St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

On Monday, March 3rd, 48-year-old Amy Suzanne Pohlman of Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested after she was accused of posing as a doctor

In October 2015 Amy falsely claimed to be an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and to have a PhD, so she could be hired as a nurse administrator for Ponte Vedra Home Care. As she built a repertoire with her clients she began working independently as a Care Manager.

In June 2016 company officials became suspicious after attempting to determine if the suspect’s nursing license was still valid, They couldn’t find if she was still licensed, they subsequently notified the Department of Health. Amy resigned from the company, they began investigating her soon after her leaving.

In September 2016 investigators involved discovered that Amy had signed a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order and created a fake ARNP license. It was also discovered she did not have a Doctorate of Philosophy of Physiology degree that she claimed, nor did she have a Master’s or any other degree in Nursing. Her other awards/trophies were discovered to have been paid for and created at a local awards/trophy business in Jacksonville.

Amy Suzanne Pohlman was arrested and charged with practicing as a health care professional without a valid license, she is being held in the The St. Johns County Jail on $50,000 bail.



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