Fake Cop Assault Claim in Clayton Could Cost Fenton Nurse Her License
Stacy L. Warren of Fenton is charged with filing a false report with the Clayton Police Department. She told officials that a man she thought was a police officer pulled her out of her car, punched her and threw her to the ground on Polo Drive.
A woman charged with making a false report to Clayton police is a registered nurse in Missouri who has been disciplined by state regulators for abusing drugs on the job. A conviction on the charge she now faces could result in her losing her license.
Stacy L. Warren of Fenton faces one count of making a false report in connection with an incident in early September. She first told police a man who appeared to be a police officer had attacked her, but she later recanted that statement, the Clayton Police Department said.
She previously has been disciplined in Missouri and Illinois for abusing drugs and alcohol while employed as a St. Louis nurse in the early 1990s. That's according to online records from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and the Missouri Division of Professional Registration.
Under Missouri law, the State Board of Nursing can "refuse to issue or reinstate any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required" in the event of a criminal conviction. The board also has the option of conditionally issuing or reinstating a permit or license while requiring the nurse to "submit himself or herself for identification, intervention, treatment, or rehabilitation by the impaired nurse program."
A criminal charge alone does not result in discipline from the State Board of Nursing, spokesman Travis Ford said.
Warren received an Illinois registered nurse license with a reprimand in November 2011, records available on the website nursys.com state. That license expired in May.
The reprimand resulted from a two-year license probation in the 1990s in Missouri, where Warren's registered nurse license has since been restored and remains current and active. Nursys documentation identifies her last name at the time as Adams.
She most recently worked as a registered nurse case manager for Broadspire, a LinkedIn profile states. The company offers risk-management services such as medical case management and workers compensation, its website states. Her tenure there began in August 1999 and ended in September 2011.
Warren began using drugs in September 1989 while employed with an Arkansas hospital, a narrative from the Division of Professional Registration states. She then began working in St. Louis. Between January and May in 1990, she "diverted Demerol and Morphine from hospital stock and self-administered them. When licensee was not working, she was abusing alcohol."
Nursys documentation identifies the St. Louis medical facility where Warren worked as St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield.
After discussing her drug problem with supervisors on May 8, 1990, she entered and completed an inpatient treatment program, the Division of Professional Registration narrative states. She signed an agreement, returned to work and remained employed until relapsing on July 15, 1990.
The hospital terminated her employment, the narrative states, and Warren attended an outpatient treatment program for five weeks. She reported at the time that her last use of drugs happened July 16, 1990.
Warren's probation of license in Missouri began May 27, 1992 and ended two years later.