Woman Posed As Doctor To Carry Out Medicals On Men – Bizarre World News
A woman was arrested for posing as a doctor and carrying out physical exams on men in her own home.
Investigators claim Joann Elizabeth Wingate, 56, advertised her services to truckers who needed to have updated physicals to keep up their commercial driver’s license.
Wingate examined one driver who spotted a sign she posted at a truck wash.
But he got suspicious after being told there was a problem with her forms.
The trucker told cops that “Dr. Wingate” performed a complete exam, and even had him provide her with a urine sample.
Wingate, of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, was arrested on charges of forgery, fraud and identity theft. She is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
State Police officials report that Wingate, who charged $65 for an exam, displayed a bogus medical certificate that contained information corresponding with the license of Dr. Barbara Wingate, a Philadelphia-area psychiatrist.
The trucker told cops that “Dr. Wingate” picked him up in and old car and drove him to her “office.”
He thought it was odd the office was inside her home but ‘Dr. Wingate’ did “everything that a doctor would normally do during a physical.”
Investigators believe at least 16 drivers had physical exams conducted by the bogus doc this year.
During a search of Wingate’s home, police seized items used to conduct physical exams and urine tests and a large quantity of medical documents and advertising brochures.
They also found marijuana and narcotics paraphernalia in her home Wingate is scheduled for a July 16 preliminary hearing.