Feds: Carlisle woman claimed she was doctor to give medical exams

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A federal grand jury has indicted a Carlisle woman after authorities say she fraudulently posed as a medical doctor to give drug and alcohol exams to commercial drivers.

The indictment against 58-year-old Joann Wingate was unsealed Wednesday after her arrest, U.S. Attorney Bruce Brandler’s office said.

Wingate allegedly used the identity of a licensed physician to give physical exams to CDL holders after her chiropractor’s license was suspended in October 2014.

She also fraudulently claimed to be a medical doctor to serve as a medical review officer for CDL drug tests, but she was never authorized to administer drug testing, Brandler said.

The indictment alleges that in 2013 and 2014, Wingate fraudulently advertised her medical services at rest stops and gas stations in the Carlisle area. Authorities say she had a business agreement with a Carlisle trucking firm to handle drug and alcohol testing, completed medical examinations, and sent false documents to PennDOT.

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