Woman accused of posing as health professional at Brighton clinic to stand trial
HOWELL, Mich. (WILX) - An Oakland County woman accused of posing as a board-certified therapist at a clinic in Brighton will stand trial on numerous charges.
Kimberly Casey Coden-Disken, 34 is accused of unauthorized practice of a health profession, identity theft and witness intimidation.
The Oxford Recovery Center in Brighton offers specialized treatments for a variety of ailments, including providing therapists for children with autism. The Michigan Attorney General’s Office alleges Coden-Diskin falsely represented herself as a board-certified therapist and used false credentials to get hired at the Oxford Recovery Center in 2018, where she performed services that required a license or certification that she did not have.
Background: Woman charged with posing as health professional at Brighton clinic
Authorities said Coden-Diskin was never licensed by the State of Michigan, but used professional business cards, verbal statements and written documents to pose as a licensed medical professional. She reportedly presented university degrees that she did not earn and reportedly used the certification number of another state-certified person to conceal her lack of certification.
Coden-Diskin has been charged with 16 counts of unauthorized practice of a health profession and two counts of identity theft. Additionally, since the filing of the original case, Coden-Diskin was charged with one count of witness intimidation after she reportedly communicated with a witness in the original case.
She is expected to return to court for a pre-trial conference. The date has not been set yet.
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