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POSTED August 12, 2013 10:05 p.m.

WOMAN POSES AS NURSE AT SAN JOSE HOSPITAL: SAN JOSE  (AP) — Authorities are telling San Francisco Bay Area hospitals to be on alert after a woman was arrested for pretending to be a nurse at a San Jose medical center.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said on Monday that 29-year-old Crystal Cook of Felton was discovered in scrubs wearing a stethoscope and a fake registered nurse badge at Valley Medical Center.

Hospital security summoned sheriff's deputies who arrested Cook Friday on suspicion of a pair of misdemeanors..

Sheriff's Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup says it does not appear Cook, who has no medical background, was able to get into any secure areas like emergency or delivery rooms and no sign she treated anyone.

POLICE WARN OF LAKE TAHOE VACATION RENTAL SCAM: RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police say an Internet scam is targeting people seeking vacation rentals near Lake Tahoe.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department says fake postings on legitimate vacation rental sites are advertising properties in South Lake Tahoe.

People interested the properties are sent a rental agreement by email and are asked to asked to wire money to an account.

Victims believe they've made a reservation, but when discover the arrangement was a scam when they arrive.

Police say the suspects use different identities in the postings but often use the same cellphone number on the rental agreement.

SD TEACHER GETS PROBATION FOR TAKING GUN TO SCHOOL: SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego English teacher has been sentenced to three years of probation for bringing a loaded gun to school.

Ned Carter Walker was also ordered to complete 25 hours of community service and take a gun safety course.

Walker pleaded guilty in June to a felony count of carrying a loaded firearm in a school zone. The 41-year-old was arrested earlier this year after staff members at Farb Middle School told police that Walker claimed to have ammunition in locked classroom cabinets.

Officers searched the cabinets, but came up empty. When police patted Walker down, they recovered a loaded .38-caliber semi-automatic pistol and small knife.

Walker's lawyer says his client carried the gun to protect student

 

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