ST. LOUIS • An Illinois prison inmate pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges and admitted using fake nursing and educational credentials to work at three area health-care facilities.
Benjamin Danneman, 37, who is serving a prison sentence in Illinois, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and Social Security fraud.
Plea and court documents say that on Oct. 30, 2017, Danneman used the name of a Texas nurse on an application with Favorite Healthcare Staffing Inc. He also claimed that he worked at a company that was dissolved four years before he supposedly started working there and as a nurse at a hospital where he could not have legally held that position. He also was behind bars for part of the time he claimed to be working for the first company.