More than a year after Colorado Springs and Memorial Hospital officials publicly accused a self-proclaimed psychic nurse of illegally accessing patient records, Lori Niell hasn’t been arrested or charged with any crime.
She proclaims her innocence but said that no one believes her because she’s never had the chance to defend herself in the legal system. She can’t get a nursing job because of the allegations and potential clients for her psychic business think she’s a fraud after reading media reports, she said.
Niell said they think she accessed the records to obtain personal information about patients and then used it to convince them she’s a psychic. She denies those claims and believes she was targeted because her intuitive abilities made her superiors uncomfortable around her. She admitted she accessed a few records for non-work reasons — such as to get phone numbers or addresses of friends or family members — but denies the wide-scale access she’s been accused of.
Tip: Matt Bille
Ah, hot reading by accessing personal information. Sneaky, unethical and illegal in this case. But, it is not fair that the accusers have not carried through and charged her with a crime. If they have the evidence, that needs to be done. We have a process that should be followed. It appears she has admitted to SOME wrong doing. If there is smoke…better check for fire.