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Prosecutors: Woman used physician's identity to give exams

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 20, 2016 3:10 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A federal grand jury has indicted a Cumberland County woman after authorities say she used the identity of a licensed physician to perform physicals on holders of commercial driver's licenses.

Federal prosecutors says 58-year-old Joann Wingate of Carlisle was indicted last month on charges of wire fraud, submitting false documents and aggravated identify theft.

Authorities say Wingate lost her chiropractor's license in 2014 and began using a doctor's identity.

Prosecutors say she offered her services at rest stops and gas stations in 2013 and 2014.

Authorities say Wingate also entered an agreement to handle a trucking company's driver drug and alcohol testing program, collected urine samples and sent them to medical labs, and sent bogus documents to state transportation officials.

It's not known if Wingate has a lawyer.

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