Man who posed as doctor at local clinic gets nearly 3 years

Vishal Patel Mugshot_1543925078313.jpg.jpg

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man who pleaded guilty to posing as a doctor at a Newport News free clinic will serve more than two years in prison.

Vishal Patel was sentenced in a federal court last week to 34 months — or two years and months — and one year of supervised release.

Patel, of Glen Allen, stole information of other licensed physicians to pose as a doctor in online applications. He eventually worked at a Newport News clinic as an independent contractor, where he saw nearly two dozen patients.

Patel was fired from the clinic when he could not verify his credentials.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

WAVY Twitter Widget

WAVY Facebook

Trending stories