Woman arrested for stealing physician's credentials

Listen
Text
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

A woman was arrested in Boerne, Texas, for allegedly stealing a Chicago physician's medical credentials and treating patients, according to a local report from KSAT 12.

Police issued a search for Katinca Hunter Tuesday and she was arrested at a medical office Thursday evening. Ms. Hunter had been posing as Catherine J. Hunter, MD, a pediatric surgeon at Chicago-based Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

The real Dr. Hunter told KSAT her imposter appeared to have prescribed benign drugs, though they could have complications. "It does appear that she was preying on patients with end stage cancer diagnoses, a particularly vulnerable population," Dr. Hunter said, according to the report.

 

More articles on legal and regulatory issues:

Judge orders release of documents in Purdue Pharma, OxyContin case
Planned Parenthood sues Ohio, claims legislative defunding is unconstitutional
House Republicans prevail in lawsuit over ACA cost-sharing subsidies

Copyright © 2021 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.

 

Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars