Arizona Nurse Assistant Arrested for Stealing Patient’s ID, Buys Car

An Arizona certified nurse assistant is accused of stealing personal information from the elderly patients who was in her care and allegedly using that information to buy a car, lease an apartment, pay rent, and access bank accounts.

Police arrested Sierra Johnson, 24, of Tempe, on Sept. 15, 2021. She was booked into jail on multiple counts of theft, forgery, fraudulent schemes and artifices, and identity theft, according to court records.

Police said in the probable cause statement that Johnson stole the identities of at least seven people between June 2020 and April 2021.

Along with her fiancé, police alleged Johnson used the stolen identities to lease an apartment in Tempe and pay two months of rent, buy a Chrysler 300 for $18,990, access bank accounts, and write several forged checks to a PayPal account.

Records also revealed that Johnson also attempted to purchase a 2018 Infinity Q50 using one of the victim’s identities, but that deal never went through.

Johnson’s fiancé was detained for questioning.

In an interview with police, Johnson admitted to stealing all of the items and using the information to buy a lease and car. She told police that her fiancé was aware of her activities and “was against it,” but said he also drove the Chrysler and used the apartment.

The fiancé requested an attorney and did not speak to the police. At this time it is not clear if he had been charged with a crime.