A man who posed as a psychologist treated as many as 44 patients, including a child. The man stole the identity of a doctor from Indiana who was licensed, enabling him to write prescriptions. The man, who had already pleaded guilty to posing as a psychologist, kept seeing patients and even opened up a mental health center in Chicago using the stolen doctor’s credentials. Federal investigators finally caught up with the imposter after being tipped off by a police officer.
Man Faces Charges
The man now faces a litany of charges including 24 counts of pretending to be a psychologist in Cook County. He was also charged with using a fake registration number along with the stolen identity to distribute a controlled substance. The last charge alone carries a four year prison sentence if found guilty. The man used his own photo along with the stolen name of the real doctor to advertise and run his clinic.