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Authorities shut down fraudulent Fayetteville clinic

Posted March 5, 2014

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— A 60-year-old man is accused of operating a fraudulent medical clinic in Fayetteville and writing prescriptions using stolen credentials.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Fayetteville Police Department said Wednesday that they have shut down RF Medical Clinic, at 705 Cumberland St., following an investigation that began in November after a deputy was tipped to bogus prescriptions coming from the clinic.

Investigators said Wright Gillies, of the 6400 block of Berwick Drive in Fayetteville, was treating children and adults, giving flu shots and dispensing prescriptions without a medical license. Investigators said he used a stolen federal registration number to dispense the drugs without the knowledge of the registered doctor.

Investigators have obtained warrants charging Gillies with practicing medicine without a license, identity theft of a physician, unauthorized use of a Drug Enforcement Agency registration number trafficking and distribution of controlled substances.

A man who answered the door at Gillies' home said he did not want to talk on the advice of an attorney.

Authorities said the investigation is continuing, and more charges against Gillies and others are expected.

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  • clinefamily5 Mar 6, 2014

    Was he at least a Doctor without a license or just someone who stayed at a Holiday Inn once? More information is needed? Were people mistreated or is this just about the stolen federal registration numbers and lack of license?

  • Nancy Martin Mar 6, 2014
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    He was running a cash only business, tried to turn himself in to Fayetteville PD and they turned him away saying they had nothing on him. He was referred to the Sheriffs office, but apparently didn't show up there. Still wanted.

  • LetsBeFair Mar 5, 2014

    I'm sure all the patients agree he was just a wonderful man!

  • LetsBeFair Mar 5, 2014

    gosh is there anything not broken in that city? shaking my head.

  • Don Dickerson Mar 5, 2014
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    Probably because even with videos and sworn affidavits and corpses littering the back storeroom the mountain of evidence required to actually convict ANYone of anything these days is too ridiculous for belief.

  • Mike Jones Mar 5, 2014
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    This is some scary stuff right here.

  • Lora Watson Mar 5, 2014
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    November? How many people did this man "treat" during this time? Why did it take so long for anything to be done once the deputy was notified and the investigation started?

  • dwr1964 Mar 5, 2014

    God complex. There is no other explanation.

  • Bill Mooney Mar 5, 2014
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    Government interfering with business again. Regulation is destroying this country.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Mar 5, 2014

    "The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Fayetteville Police Department said Wednesday that they have shut down RF Medical Clinic, at 705 Cumberland St., following an investigation that began in November after a deputy was tipped to bogus prescriptions coming from the clinic."

    Wait!!!

    The investigation began last NOVEMBER, and this is MARCH???

    How many people got bogus prescriptions during that 4+ months, RXs that may have been dangerous for them to have and take!?!

    Why wasn't this shut down from the beginning, as soon as the bogus prescriptions were first noticed!?!

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