Ernest Osei Addo, 48, A Ghanaian living in Georgia, Atlanta been accused of pretending to be a doctor and treating up to 500 senior citizens in South Carolina.
Deputies say Addo presented documents to Agape Senior, claiming to be an Orangeburg man who is licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina.
According to the sheriff’s department, the Orangeburg man reported on Wednesday that he was the victim of identity theft and named Addo as the man who assumed his identity, and used credit cards issued in his name.
Agape Senior Primary Care released a statement regarding the allegations. Sheriff’s deputies say Agape is cooperating with their investigation.
“This individual came highly recommended from his previous employer where he practiced as a physician,” read the statement. “Further, he provided Agape with all necessary information to practice as a physician and pass through third party credentialing.”
“As an integrated health provider committed to the health and well-being of its patients and its position in the communities it serves, Agape is shocked that someone would perpetuate such a fraud upon it and its patients. Agape has taken immediate steps to protect its patients and ensure all care was appropriate relative to this matter.”
Ironically the same day Addo quit his friend complaint to the police about identity theft.
Addo is awaiting to be extradition back to South Carolina to face charges.