A Massachusetts woman pleaded guilty to charges of child endangerment, neglect and fraud today in Salem superior court.
Lisa Haney Bilodeau, 40, lied to obtain a job as a school nurse in the Haverhill Public Schools. Bilodeau applied and interviewed for a nursing position in August 2013. In the interview, Bilodeau said she held an Associate's Degree in Nursing from Northern Essex Community College.
During a routine audit in May 2014, Haverhill School officials realized they did not have a copy of the defendant's nursing license. When Bilodeau produced a copy of her license, school administrators immediately recognized it as forged. Bilodeau was then placed on leave.
Essex Assistant District Attorney Ashlee Logan told the court that while Bilodeau was a nurse at the middle school, she was assigned to care for two children with special needs.
One of the children, a girl with Downs Syndrome and diabetes, required medical attention due to the defendant's improper administration of her daily insulin shots.
The other child, a boy, who has cerebral palsy and is non-verbal, requires narcotics to control seizures. The boy's family reported repeated infections in the area of the boy's feeding tube as well as concern that the defendat was not licensed or trained to administer the narcotics.
Bilodeau was represented by Attorney Scott Gleason and was taken into custody following the hearing.