Indian American arrested for posing as physician

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Indian American Vishal Patel, 30, of Glen Allen, Virginia has been arrested in Kansas as prosecutors claim that he posed as a physician and treated patients southeastern Virginia.

According to an indictment, Patel has never been licensed to practice medicine in Virginia and prosecutors say that he stole the identity of a licensed physician and obtained documents that fraudulently said he was a doctor.

The indictment also says that Patel used the fake documents to get a job at a health center in Newport News, Virginia where he saw patients, conducted and ordered tests and exams on them and prescribed them medication.

Court documents list no lawyer for Patel yet.

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