June 4, 2014 5:39 pm

Manitoba RCMP allege fake doctor treated patients

Police say an investigation revealed the supposed doctor had no medical licence but had treated people — often in their homes — in Winnipeg, Steinbach, Brandon, Selkirk and other areas.

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WINNIPEG – Manitoba RCMP have arrested a man who they allege pretended to be a doctor, made house calls and prescribed drugs.

The Mounties said they received a complaint from a patient who had concerns about the treatment he received.

An investigation revealed the supposed doctor had no medical licence but had treated people — often in their homes — in Winnipeg, Steinbach, Brandon, Selkirk and other areas, police allege.

RCMP in Steinbach arrested Leslie Colmer, 66, this week.

He faces 14 charges of fraud and one of assault, and is being kept in custody pending a court appearance.

RCMP spokeswoman Tara Seel will not go into details about the allegations, but said the investigation continues and further charges may be possible.

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