Palm Harbor, FL (January 19, 2019) - A Tampa man who was in charge of medical services for an air ambulance company has been arrested and charged with the unlicensed practice of nursing.
59-year-old Timothy Leroy Lookabaugh was investigated after authorities with the Florida Department of Health Investigative Services received a report of possible fraud. The division was alerted when Air Ambulance Worldwide found out that one of their employees had provided a false nursing license number in connection with their employment. Lookabaugh was employed by Air Ambulance Worldwide.
According to the results of the investigation, Lookabaugh had worked as a paramedic in Pennsylvania before he was hired as a flight paramedic by Air Ambulance in 2014. In 2014, he informed company officials that he had completed nursing school and provided a false document appearing to show a Florida nursing license. Lookabaugh was then assigned to a variety of positions within the company, including flight nurse. In this capacity, he provided care on approximately 53 medical flights.
He was officially charged with Unlicensed Practice of a Health Care Profession.
White Collar Crimes in Tampa
White collar crimes, including fraud and unlicensed practice, can have a major impact on your life. Even if no one is harmed by the unlicensed practice of a healthcare profession, it is still a third-degree felony to practice nursing, medicine or any type of health care without being licensed. If a serious bodily injury occurs, the crime is upgraded to a second-degree felony with a punishment of up to 15 years in prison.
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