Nurse pleads guilty to faking her 7-year-old daughter’s diabetes and injecting her with insulin

A Texas woman who lied that her daughter had diabetes pleaded guilty this Tuesday to two counts of injury to a child, one count of exploitation of a child and two counts of aggravated assault, KLTV reported.

Court records show Ellen Rupp-Jones accepted an eight-year deferred adjudication sentence.

A doctor testified that Rupp-Jones’ job as a nurse gave her access to fast-acting insulin and glucagon, which allowed her to raise and lower her daughter’s insulin levels.

Rupp-Jones first appeared on KLTV back in 2018 as part of a fundraiser to buy a diabetes alert dog for her seven-year-old daughter. The daughter later received a dog to be trained to be a D.A.D.

According to KLTV, in addition to the eight years of deferred adjudication, Jones will pay attorney fees, court costs, and restitution to the family of the service dog which she fraudulently obtained. She will also serve 59 days in jail, 300 hours of community service, and a protective order will be put in place for the child victim until she is 21.

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