Glen Allen Patel man arrested for being a ‘fake’ doctor, seeing patients

KANSAS CITY: A Glen Allen man faces more than 20 years in prison after he faked being a doctor, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. Vishal J. Patel, 30, was arrested Tuesday in Kansas on charges of fraud, false statements, and identity theft.
Prosecutors say Patel obtained this information by posing as a real doctor and contacting several oversight agencies. He told those groups to change the doctors’ records so it would appear those records would be associated with Patel.
Along with using those details, prosecutors say Patel also created fake degrees and certificates to try to prove his education.
This scheme allegedly allowed Patrol to work as an independent contractor at medical staffing companies and at a free clinic in Newport News, Va. During his time at that clinic, investigators say Patel saw around two dozen patients.
According to court documents, the clinic then fired Patel when they could not verify his credentials.
“Patel has been charged with wire fraud, furnishing false information in a DEA record, mail fraud, and aggravated identity theft,” a United States Attorney’s Office spokesperson said. “He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years, along with a mandatory consecutive term of two years in prison, if convicted.”

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