Winnipeg woman fined for posing as a nurse to get job, access to drugs

By on April 24, 2017


A Manitoba nurse has been ordered to pay $10,000 for posing as another nurse to gain access to narcotics. (Photo: Tim Waclawski/ Flickr)
A Manitoba nurse has been ordered to pay $10,000 for posing as another nurse to gain access to narcotics. (Photo: Tim Waclawski/ Flickr)

WINNIPEG –A Manitoba nurse has been ordered to pay $10,000 for posing as another nurse to gain access to narcotics.

In a disciplinary decision by the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, Sasheen Guest, also known as Tia Smith, was found guilty of professional misconduct.

A disciplinary committee found that Guest practiced as a registered nurse on at least four occasions when her membership was either surrendered or suspended.

It also found she used another nurse’s identity to gain employment as a nurse, which allowed her to access narcotics.

Guest has had her registration to the College of Registered Nurses cancelled.

She was also charged with fraud by Winnipeg police and received a four-month conditional sentence.