Former Psychiatric Nurse With Revoked License Indicted

Laura Lynn Bell, a former Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, has been indicted by a State Grand Jury for her alleged involvement in treating Veterans Affairs patients while unlicensed and defrauding multiple insurance companies.

In November of 2017, Bell’s nursing license was revoked by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Bell is accused of using stolen identities of nurse practitioners and former patients to bill insurance companies for services that were not rendered. She is further accused of treating three Veterans Affairs patients without a license. It is alleged she forged various identification documents, medical certifications, and other credentialing material in order to achieve her scheme. She is accused of fraudulently receiving over $190,000 from various insurance companies.

Bell is facing twelve felony charges, including Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft, Money Laundering in the Second Degree, Trafficking in the Identity of Another, and Forgery.