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By Marlana Smith
A Shelbyville woman was arrested after allegedly using another nurse’s license number to apply for a position at the North Shelby School District. Adams was arrested on Monday, August 29, 2022.
According to the Probable Cause Statement, between the dates of August 1 and August 26, 2022, Sara M. Adams, 43, allegedly knowingly and with the intent to deceive or defraud the North Shelby School District, applied for the nurse’s position using the nurse’s license number which belonged to another Sara M. Adams and was not lawfully issued for her use.
Adams allegedly possessed and presented to North Shelby for the purpose of using as genuine the nurse’s license number of another, to get hired as the school’s nurse and signing a contract for $35,000.
According to court documents, employee of the Missouri State Board of Nursing stated that there is no such license nor applicant for a license with the name of Sara M. Adams that matches Adams’s date of birth or social security number. Adams is not licensed nor never been licensed as a nurse by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
NS Superintendent Tinna Croy told the Shelby County Herald via email the board held a special board meeting Monday, August 29, to accept the resignation of Sara Adams.
Adams is being charged in case No. 22SB-CR00155 with Forgery – Felony D and Identify Theft/Attempt Identity Theft – 1st Offense – Misdemeanor B by Shelby County Prosecutor Jordan Force.
Adams is being held at the Shelby County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.
This story was written using information from court documents, which is one-sided. Sara Adams is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.